France’s luxury goods industry won a new victory in its battle with eBay yesterday when the online auctioneer was fined €1.7 million (£1.55 million) for breaching an injunction banning the sale of perfumes and beauty products made by LVMH.
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Alex von Schirmeister, General Manager of eBay in France, said: "Today's outcome hurts consumers by preventing them from buying and selling authentic items online. The injunction is an abuse of 'selective distribution'. It effectively enforces restrictive distribution contracts, which is anti-competitive.
"We believe that the higher courts will overturn this ruling and ensure that eCommerce companies such as eBay will continue to provide a platform for buyers and sellers to trade authentic goods."
Mr von Schirmeister added, "The fine itself is disproportionate given that eBay complied with the Injunction. It is out of step with our legal victories in France, UK, Germany, Belgium and the US." (via prnewswire)