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Selective distribution : The Paris Commercial Court rules that a "web host" who distributes products outside a network is liable on the basis of unfair competition (Parfums Christian Dior, Kenzo Parfum, Parfums Givenchy, Guerlain / eBay)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Facts During 2006, the LVMH Group brought three lawsuits against eBay Inc. and eBay International AG (hereinafter eBay), concerning their activity as "host" of online auction offers. Claiming to be subject to acts of unfair competition, the perfumers, subsidiaries of the luxury group, have engaged the tort liability of eBay. Indeed, they considered that eBay, as an online broker, should ensure that the dissemination and promotion of offers to sell their products outside their selective

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Marie Koehler de Montblanc, Selective distribution : The Paris Commercial Court rules that a "web host" who distributes products outside a network is liable on the basis of unfair competition (Parfums Christian Dior, Kenzo Parfum, Parfums Givenchy, Guerlain / eBay), 30 June 2008, Concurrences N° 3-2008, Art. N° 27571, www.concurrences.com

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