Breaking News. eBay France Ordered to Stop Selling Louis Vuitton-owned Fragrances & Cosmetics

July 11, 2008 • Breaking News


According to WWD, Paris’ court of appeal just ordered eBay to stop selling all LVMH
Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton-owned fragrances and cosmetics
(Parfums Christian Dior, Kenzo Parfums, Guerlain and
Parfums Givenchy
on the
French version of its online auction site, upholding a ruling handed
down by Paris’ commercial court on June 30.

eBay had requested an
urgent hearing contesting the court’s order to stop selling genuine
products or face a daily fine of 50,000 euros, or $79,000. LVMH claims its beauty brands can be sold only in the selective distribution doors chosen by the company.

court of appeal confirmed the injunction and fine, and ordered eBay to
pay an additional 10,000 euros, or $15,736 at current exchange, in
legal costs.

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