The French Supreme Court rules on selective distribution networks and outside-network sales made on online auction website (eBay)

Four perfume brands have filed a legal action against the world’s number-one online auction site, eBay: they accuse eBay of allowing on its sites the sale by non-authorized third parties of products covered by a selective distribution channel. The judge found that eBay, a site bringing together buyers and sellers for a commission, had failed to implement effective and appropriate measures to combat the unlawful activities regularly brought to their notice by the perfumes brands. eBay was thus ordered to cease advertising offers for sale for the products at issue and to prevent the use

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Joseph Vogel, The French Supreme Court rules on selective distribution networks and outside-network sales made on online auction website (eBay), 3 May 2012, e-Competitions May 2012, Art. N° 46782

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