Monday, November 30, 2009

Elsie Law's Daily Dose Of The Law

[How retailers operate online is being challenged internationally.

According to The BBC, French eBay retailers are banned from selling certain high-end perfumes. This includes fragrances produced by Givenchy, Christian Dior, and Louis Vuitton. The director of eBay Europe is quoted by the BBC as saying, "This injunction is an abuse of 'selective distribution.' It effectively enforces restrictive distribution contracts, which is anti-competitive."

A Parisian court recently fined eBay 1.7 million Euros for violating the aforementioned injunction.

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