Mukilteo, WA (September 17, 2007)–Rane Corporation has announced that in an effort to protect and preserve its intellectual property rights, it now regularly monitors the Internet, including auction sites, in order to address the infringement of its rights. Specifically, Rane is stepping up its policing of what it regards to be unauthorized eBay sales.
Rane is a member of the eBay Verified Rights Owner (VeRO) Program, enforcing proper use of its trademarks, services marks, copyrights and authorized dealer agreements. Rane regularly reports intellectual property infringements, and eBay removes unauthorized listings.
According to the company, the most common violators offer “new,” “brand new” or “new in the box (NIB)” Rane products for sale when they are not a Rane authorized dealer, or the auction constitutes an unauthorized resale of Rane products obtained from an authorized dealer. Reportedly, many auctions offer new Rane software for sale in violation of a license and Rane’s MAP policy, failing to disclose to consumers appropriate warranty terms, or lack thereof.
Rane values its intellectual property and takes its protection seriously. Any auctions, or offers for sale, that infringe upon, or violate Rane’s rights, will be pursued.