eBay is being taken to court by jewellery maker Tiffany, claiming that the company has facilitated counterfeiting. Seemingly, Tiffany bought around 200 test items from eBay and discovered three in four to be fakes.

The Tiffany suit crosses a threshold. Rather than team with eBay to identify fake products, it sees eBay as facilitating the transactions, pocketing as it does the listing and closing fees.