French Tribunal Sides with LVMH Against Ebay

In the back and forth legal battle being waged in courts across Europe, a French tribunal has ordered eBay to pay €80,000 as the online marketplace was deemed responsible for counterfeit items sold on its Web site, according to LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton. The tribunal said eBay also would be fined for any future infringements. “The tribunal has ruled that eBay, in using in its advertisements the keywords of some of LVMH’s brands, has committed acts of counterfeiting through reproduction or imitation,” LVMH Director Pierre Gode.  Read the article here.

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