The Paris Court of Appeal reduces damages awarded for sales of perfumes through a website by unauthorised distributors (eBay, Parfums Christian Dior, Kenzo Parfums, Parfums Givenchy, and Guerlain)

On 3 September 2010, the Paris Court of Appeal delivered its judgment in a case between eBay and SA Parfums Christian Dior, SA Kenzo Parfums, SA Parfums Givenchy, and SA Guerlain (which are perfume and cosmetics suppliers belonging to the LVMH group – hereinafter the “LVMH group”). On 30 June 2008, the Paris Commercial Court (the “Commercial Court”) obliged eBay to pay damages amounting to approximately € 3 million for allowing the sale of perfumes on its website by unauthorised distributors in violation of the LVMH group‘s selective distribution network. Moreover, in November 2009, the Paris Commercial Court imposed a

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Andrzej Kmiecik, The Paris Court of Appeal reduces damages awarded for sales of perfumes through a website by unauthorised distributors (eBay, Parfums Christian Dior, Kenzo Parfums, Parfums Givenchy, and Guerlain), 3 September 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin September 2010, Art. N° 41448

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