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copyright 2002-2006 philosophy, inc. any person is hereby authorized to view the information available from our web server(s). all information on these servers is protected by a compilation copyright in the United States of America and in other countries. in addition, certain other information is copyrighted by others. unless otherwise specified, no one has permission to copy, republish or redistribute in any form, any information found on or pertaining to the philosophy web site, (this includes, but is not limited to, product descriptions, product images and promotional authorization codes), without prior written consent of an authorized agent at philosophy, inc.

 

VeRO challenge rules explained

trademark - item infringement

1.1. trademark owner doesn't make this type of product
1.2. item(s) is unlawful replica of a product made by the trademark owner

creating a new product using philosophy® trademark as a base or transferring philosophy® goods into a "non-philosophy" container, and then passing those goods off as "genuine" philosophy® product, for profit, is in direct violation of the law. continuing to auction goods in this manner can and will subject you to both civil and criminal remedies and penalties. philosophy® will simply not allow activity like this to occur and/or continue.

trademark - listing content infringement

2.1. listing(s) contains unlawful comparison to trademark owner's brand name
2.2. listing(s) contains unlawful use of trademark owner’s logo

unauthorized use of the philosophy® logo, trademark and/or any registered or unregistered trademark owned by philosophy® is strictly prohibited. any link or reference to philosophy® or philosophy.com of a commercial nature is strictly prohibited. continuing to reference philosophy in this manner to auction goods can and will subject you to both civil and criminal remedies and penalties. philosophy® will simply not allow activity like this to occur and/or continue.

copyright – listing content infringement

4.1. listing(s) uses unauthorized copy of copyrighted text
4.2. listing(s) uses unauthorized copy of copyrighted image
4.3. listing(s) uses unauthorized copy of copyrighted image and text

philosophy® is a registered trademark. philosophy® also owns many other registered and unregistered trademarks. we do not condone or allow the use of any of our trademarks or copyrighted materials by anyone except philosophy® and/or its agents. unauthorized use of our trademarks or recreation of any of our copyrighted materials in your advertisements, including but not limited to copying by cut-and-paste or manual transcription, is prohibited by law. continuing to auction goods in this manner can and will subject you to both civil and criminal remedies and penalties. philosophy® will simply not allow activity like this to occur and/or continue.

other: direct linking/bandwidth theft without authorization from the intellectual property owner

pursuant to reason codes 4.2 and 4.3 above, unauthorized posting of images which are hosted on webspace owned and operated by philosophy® and/or it's licensed affiliates drains bandwidth from the webspace and costs philosophy® and/or it's licensed affiliates money every time the page containing the image is viewed. continuing to use philosophy® and/or it's licensed affiliates' bandwidth in this manner to auction goods can and will subject you to both civil and criminal remedies and penalties. philosophy® will simply not allow activity like this to occur and/or continue.

notice to eBay sellers:

philosophy® will pursue all avenues to reduce/eliminate such activities on eBay and elsewhere. the sheer quantity of items being offered for sale on eBay requires that significant resources be applied to review and challenge those sellers on an item by item basis as required by the VeRO program. on this occasion, your item(s) came to our attention and were challenged. as we become aware of others, we will pursue them in due course. please refer to our regulations concerning intellectual property and limited license