MONDAY, 30 NOVEMBER 2009
Breaking news: eBay fined €1.7 million for failure to block luxury brand sales
Today online auction host eBay was ordered by a French court to pay a €1.7 million fine for failing to comply with an order to prevent the sale online of goods made by LVMH, whose portfolio of luxury brands includes Louis Vuitton, Moet Hennessy, Givenchy and Christian Dior. It is reported that, since the order in 2008, more than 1,300 incidents had been recorded in which users advertised cosmetics and perfume made by the company. Given the significance of this ruling and its impact on the brand-owning community, as well as the encouragement of marketing plans that are based on selective distribution agreements, it is likely that further comments will be forthcoming from MARQUES and its members.
Source: article in The Guardian.
Posted by: Jeremy Phillips @ 19.05
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