December 16, 2010
eBay Asia Honors Excellence in Political Communications
The Government Relations team of eBay’s Asia-Pacific region is excited to join PublicAffairsAsia as a sponsor of the 2010 Gold Standard Awards (GSA). The GSA recognizes excellence in public affairs and corporate communications. <a href="http://www.ebaymainstreet.com/news-events/ebay-asia-honors-excellence-po... here</a>to read more about the nominees.
December 14, 2010
Federal Trade Commission Publishes Report on Privacy in the Era of Rapid Change
The Federal Trade Commission has released its Staff Report on Privacy. It is entitled: “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers.” If you would like to read the entire report, please click through to <a href="http://www.ftc.gov/os/2010/12/101201privacyreport.pdf">the FTC\'s website</a>
December 8, 2010
PayPal Hosts Inaugural Government Relations Event in Tokyo
Last month, two PayPal merchants traveled to Tokyo to tell their entrepreneurial stories to Members of the Japanese Diet. Joined by PayPal Japan Country Manager, Andrew Pipolo, and Michelle Peacock, Sr. Director of PayPal Global Govt. Relations, the merchants explained to the Members of the Diet how PayPal has been the key to their success.
December 8, 2010
Buyers and Sellers Should Check Refund Policies
From 1st January 2011 the new consumer protection law comes into force. “The Australian Consumer Law (ACL) replaces 20 existing Federal, State and Territory laws with one national law,” said the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, the Hon David Bradbury MP. The ACL includes new regulations guaranteeing consumer rights when buying goods and services, replacing existing laws on conditions and warranties. <a href="/news-events/buyers-and-sellers-should-check-refund-policies">Read more.</a>
December 2, 2010
Steven Liew: "Anti-Trust and Parallel Import Restrictions" are Top Issues in Asia Pacific
Steven Liew, Senior Director and Legal Counsel, Government Relations Asia Pacific, talked with eBay Main Street about the top issues facing the region in 2010. Liew also discussed how mobile phones and counterfeit goods are affecting E-commerce across Asia Pacific. <a href="http://www.ebaymainstreet.com/news-events/steven-liew-anti-trust-and-par... here</a> to watch the video.
December 1, 2010
European eBay Businesses Face Regulatory Barriers to Cross-Border Sales
Small and medium enterprises – SMEs -- still face a number of regulatory barriers selling from one country to another, eBay’s Director of SME Businesses Jody Ford told business community and policy makers of the United Kingdom (U.K.). Click here to read more comments by Ford.
November 30, 2010
Supreme Court Rejects Tiffany Trademark Appeal -- A Win for eBay
On Monday, The Supreme Court rejected an appeal by Tiffany and Co. in a major trademark case, solidifying the ruling handed down in eBay\'s favor this September. eBay was not held liable for trademark infringements stemming from sales on its website by individuals. eBay Inc. continues to favor an open marketplace and actively pursues possible cases of fraud on its websites.