FRENCH COURTS HOLD EBAY LIABLE FOR COUNTERFEIT GOODS SOLD ON ITS WEBSITE

There have been several court rulings involving online auctioneer eBay and a number of high-profile jewelry, cosmetics, accessories and perfumery manufacturers over the issue of counterfeit goods and eBay's responsibility in facilitating the sale of such products. In France, the online auctioneer has not been successful in defending its position in court.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What measures does eBay take to protect against transactions involving counterfeit products?
What are eBay’s arguments for appealing the LVMH ruling?
How are these developments expected to affect eBay’s future business?

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