A French court has found eBay guilty of counterfeiting and fined the online auction site
The fine is far less than LVMH Group, which controls brands including Dior, asked for when filing the suit. "EBay is satisfied that the court rebuked Parfums Christian Dior's request for
LVMH had charged eBay with brand counterfeiting for allowing keywords for some LVMH brands to appear in advertisements.
"This decision gives credence to the requests made by Parfums Christian Dior, Kenzo, Givenchy and Guerlain," LVMH said in a statement.
But the ruling, made by the Paris Tribunal de Grande Instance, is the opposite of a recent one made by a Belgium court, eBay said. In that case eBay won, on appeal, in a similar suit brought by Ralph Lauren, it said.
In addition to the fine, the tribunal forbids eBay from continuing the activity and will impose a