Zodiac

ZODIAC watches have a striking presence on the wrist that embodies decades of the brand’s exceptional Swiss watchmaking tradition.  With passion for precision, performance and functionality, the Zodiac aesthetic references professional racing, aviation, adventure and diving instruments to create bold and versatile machines built to withstand the extremes of everyday life.


Zodiac is committed to protecting the quality of its products as well as the interests of its customers.  To that end, Zodiac stringently monitors the Internet, including auction sites, to ensure that none of its intellectual property rights have been infringed.


Any unauthorized uses of Zodiac’s copyrighted works and trademarks, or any offers for sale of unauthorized merchandise, constitute infringement and are punishable by criminal penalties.


The only way to ensure that you are buying an authentic ZODIAC product is to purchase it through an authorized Zodiac retailer.


FAQ’s


Q:        Why did my auction get shut down?


A:         Your auction was most likely terminated because it displayed unauthorized reproductions of copyrighted images or trademarks owned by Zodiac, or because it offered for sale unauthorized merchandise.


Q:        Why was I not informed directly by Zodiac prior to my auction being shut down?


A:         For reasons of speed and efficiency, as well as the large volume of Zodiac items on eBay, it is not feasible for Zodiac to contact sellers directly.


Q:        Why did eBay allow me to post my auction if it is illegal?


A:         eBay cannot conduct a comprehensive pre-screening process to account for all violations.  As such, the ability to post auctions of infringing merchandise, trademarks or copyrighted material does not mean that the auction is legal.


Q:        What if I did not know I was infringing on Zodiac’s trademarks?


A:         Innocent intent does not negate liability under state and federal copyright and trademark laws. 


Q:        Can I still list my items if I explicitly state it is “not genuine,” “Zodiac-like,” “Zodiac-inspired” or any other similar phrase?


A:         No.  Disclaimers regarding the authenticity of goods do not satisfy state and federal copyright and trademark laws.


Q:        If I am selling a legitimate item of Zodiac merchandise, can I use Zodiac’s ad in my listing?


A:         No.  The use of Zodiac trademarks, logos or copyrighted photographs to promote the sale of the item or make your auction more appealing will constitute infringement.