Louis Vuitton Knock-offs Knocked Off eBay

Sadighi, Lalee
June 2008
Red Herring;6/30/2008, p2
Trade Publication
The article reports on the decision of a Paris court on a case filed by French luxury behemoth LVMH against online auction firm eBay. The court ordered eBay to pay LVMH $63 million in damages for the sale of counterfeit luxury goods on its site and the illegal sale of authentic luxury perfumes and cosmetics. It ruled that eBay is not a host but a broker and is therefore responsible for not taking the necessary measures to prevent the sale of the counterfeit goods on its site. Such court ruling is said to mark a new precedent on French law on online auction.


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