EBay Ruling in France Reeks of Protectionism

The active, diverse and often loud community of eBay sellers now ought to be able to agree on at least one thing: Yesterday’s ruling from a French court regarding the sale of certain luxury perfumes on eBay stinks. The court ordered the online auction house to pay LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA the equivalent of about $63 million for failing to catch knock-offs of Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior products on its main auction site.

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