Blog: Fakes on Ebay
Leonie Barrie | 21 September 2006
Louis Vuitton wants €20m while Dior Couture wants a further €17million in damages for fakes sold on Ebay between 2001 and 2005, after the company’s research found 90% of items sold under its labels on the site are fake.
At stake is the issue of who is ultimately responsible for the fakes that are listed on Ebay. Should Ebay police the site itself and make sure counterfeit goods aren’t traded, or are the manufacturers responsible for chase down the people selling the fake items?
Well, if an earlier ruling is anything to go by, then the Internet companies do seem to have some responsibility. In June, Louis Vuitton won a landmark ruling forbidding Google from allowing advertisements for competitors or counterfeiters to appear on searches for the Vuitton brand. The closely watched trademark case showed just how rigorously Louis Vuitton is prepared to pursue its relentless battle against counterfeiting, in particular on the Internet, and that major changes can be imposed.
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