eBay versus LVMH: gift recyclers beware?

by Walter Olson on July 10, 2008

The verdict in a French court, if upheld, won’t just compel the online auction site to police its listings for counterfeits of luggage, perfume and other status goods, but also will knock out “gray market” goods (product originating in authorized channels, but sold in a different market than intended). “It would even bar individuals from reselling LVMH perfumes that they had received, for instance, as unwanted Christmas presents, both lawyers say.” (Parloff, Fortune)(cross-posted from Point of Law).

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1 Robert 07.11.08 at 12:41 pm

Perhaps some of you lawyers will reflect on the “First Sale” doctrine and how this ruling will affect that?

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