A French court on Monday ordered online auctioneer eBay to pay nearly 40 million euros in damages to Louis Vuitton for selling fake luxury goods, in a ruling cheered as a victory for copyright protection.
The Paris commercial court ruled in favour of six LVMH brands and also barred eBay from selling four perfumes -- Christian Dior, Kenzo, Givenchy and Guerlain -- on its websites.
— From eBay fined for selling fake Louis Vuitton goods online. As most of you know, perfume decants disappeared from eBay a little over a year ago; it will be interesting to see what happens next.
Wow. Does this mean any fragrances from these houses, in unopened packages, etc.? This is terrible! What about current listings that haven't ended yet?
I assume it means everything — but in France, not in the US — yet.
Thank goodness it's just France for now. I just scored my first really “good” find (Chamade extrait) for cheap and I wasn't looking to stop anytime soon. But you know what will probably happen in the long run….
Congrats on your bottle, that's a great score — cheap or no. Hope we'll get a few more years, but won't be surprised if they're off eBay eventually.
Not totally true, for there are still decants being blatantly sold on Ebay – see for yourself by searching for “Serge Lutens” or “Montale”.
As long as a greedy company is able to make “a buck”, they will.
A sad time indeed! Some of my best (and most cost efficient) finds have been from eBay!
True enough, just meant that they are “officially” banned.
I miss the decants very much…saved me lots of $$$.
I think I would go into mourning if many brands were barred from eBay here. Luckily, I don't think our courts are nearly as strict as European courts.
Keeping my fingers crossed…
It's the yet part that scares me.
I understand the reason, but I have purchsed so many adored and difficult to find fragrances via. EBay.
I don't know enough to say. Today's article said that “grey market” fragrances are not illegal in the US, only in France. Hopefully that saves us.