eBay wins right to not police counterfeit goods
Tat seller wins rights to tat
A court in Belgium has thrown out a complaint by L'Oreal that eBay was not doing enough to combat sales of fake versions of the cosmetics giant's products on its site.
The court ruled that eBay did not need to take proactive action to stop such auctions, although eBay was keen to say it does take down such auctions when notified by rights holders.
But handbag peddler Hermes won its case against eBay, along with a €20,000 fine.
In June eBay was told to pay £30.6m (€38.8m) in damages to handbag flogger LVMH on two separate grounds - sales of fake items and "unauthorised sales" of perfume - better known as grey importing - sales of products in a different country to that specified by the manufacturer.
Last month eBay met with various luxury brands in London to try and find a way to end the row.
L'Oreal was suing eBay in five countries, accusing it of not doing enough to combat sales of counterfeit L'Oreal products.
The make-up maker said it was surprised at the decision and would appeal. ®
Would it not be possible to gather together in a spirit of co-operation and friendship all of the parties to this argument on a luxury cruise liner..........
......and sink it
The only reason
To buy "designer stuff" off ebay, same as in the local flea market...is to get something that looks like the real thing at fluppence, else go to the Regent street outlet and stop whining....................OH, you dont want to pay the retail price eh?................then accept that, as long as old spice and paris holiday inn wear it, someone will want the look for less......that's the reason Top Shop et al sell stuff based on Armani and Chanel designs, but not exact copies...christ if a dental hygenist with no brain can make a million selling perfume that smells like the Thames at Dagenham, you deserve to be fleeced and ripped off...least the chav's admit to buying fakes
Paris................say's it all with her eyes, looking up at you...
eBay--all talk, no action
>>although eBay was keen to say it does take down such auctions when notified by rights holders.>>
Nonsense. Sounds good but they don't actually do it.
Look at ebay item: 250278935912
Told ebay about these more than a week ago and they're still selling them. Totally fake. Their media face says the right things but they don't actually pursue counterfeiters.