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eBay versus LVMH: gift recyclers beware?



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).

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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