Jeantet scores LVMH victory against Ebay

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  • French court

    It's a French court so you know where their sympathies are

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  • No chance

    I don't think this will stand up in an EU court. This looks like to me a that LVMH is carrying on with its restrictive trade practices. There's no special treatment for things like handbags and perfume in EU competition law.

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  • Big money

    It's very interesting. I think the decision in the appeal courts will be very closely followed by IP practitioners here just for the amounts at stake.

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  • The inevitable

    Don't confuse the issue of fakes moving through eBay with LV's selective distribution networks. They are distinct. In terms of fakes, ask yourself a simple question - have we as a society deemed their sale illegal? Given that answer, should eBay be allowed to sit back and force brand owners to purge fakes from eBay's marketplace via the VeRO programme? Or should eBay take a pro-active role in purging fakes itself from its marketplace? Of course it should. In that respect, the French decision should be welcome in a society that has said no to selling fakes.

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  • no chance...

    IP expert.. last time I checked Dior and others in the same area had already had their Selective Distribution Agreements considered and accepted by the Commission.

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  • Animal Farm

    Ebay is a bit like Animal Farm if you look at their business ethics. Everyone is equal, no-one has any responsibility. What a wonderful world we would live in were that true!

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  • IP Farm

    Some are more equal than others.

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  • Commercial Court

    This is the Tribunal de Commerce. The judges are not professional judges - they are merchants. A president of a small company can be a judge but they won't have legal training. There are many rumours that they are more favourable to French companies.

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  • controversial ruling

    Come on, it's not a "controversial" ruling and not about French courts. Ebay received several warnings, top legal minds should be able to understand the fact that the current Ebay website business model contributes to increase counterfeit. Many countries should follow this French ruling for a change.

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  • The inevitable

    Have to agree with "the inevitable". Yes, there is protection under the E-commerce regs until the ISP is aware of the infringement, but surely if the ISP knows of blatant, longstanding infringement then it should take greater steps to check the legitimacy of the sales. I suspect that the L'Oreal case in the UK will be unsuccessful - it'll be the Tiffany case in the US that will sort it.

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