US jeweller Tiffany has lodged an appeal against the court ruling that found in favour of eBay following a dispute over counterfeit goods on its site.

The court said that it was not only up to eBay to police fake goods on its site, but that responsibility also lay with the brand itself.

In a statement, eBay said: “Tiffany’s decision to carry this litigation on after the District Court’s decision doesn’t do anything to combat counterfeiting.”

Tiffany’s legal representative Patrick Dorsey said: “The effect of this is that eBay can continue to profit at the expense of consumers and trademark holders.”

In June, a French court ruled against eBay in a case brought by luxury group LVMH and eBay was ordered to pay damages of €40 million (£31.3 million) for selling fake goods on its site. EBay is appealing against this decision.