Are you sure that Birkin you got on Ebay is the real deal? According to WWD, Hermès International scored a major court victory Wednesday against eBay for selling counterfeit luxury goods.
said eBay, plus the individual seller, had "committed acts of
counterfeit" and "prejudice" against it by failing to monitor the
authenticity of goods being sold on its Web site. The vendor, referred to as Madame C. F., eBay France and eBay International are the entities named in the case.
said it takes counterfeiting seriously and since the Hermès case was
brought has put new procedures in place to fight it by more closely
Europe’s luxury brands are becoming increasingly vigilant in the fight against fakes.
Since the introduction of new laws in October, a legal framework exists in France against copyright and trademark infringements. Now if only we had that here!