In another huge step in the battle against counterfeit goods, eBay has been fined €1.7 million (AU $2.8 million) for “the unlawful marketing” of Christian Dior, Givenchy and other LVMH perfumes.
We read in The Wall Street Journal that LVMH called the decision “an important step” against unlawful practices. “Selective distribution ensures the security and quality of products for consumers. It generates numerous jobs and contributes to the ongoing world-wide success of European luxury goods brands,” the company said in a statement.
eBay, unsurprisingly, was annoyed by the verdict, saying, “It has taken steps to hide LVMH products from French shoppers and that the illegal listings LVMH submitted contain misspelled brand names or only pictures of products, which enabled them to slip through the cracks.” No excuse eBay, no excuse…