More Auction Action: eBay defeats L’Oréal
In a decision that crossed the American/European divide in the eBay counterfeit controversy, a Belgian court yesterday held that eBay was not liable to L’Oréal’s Lancôme (decision here). Of course, L’Oréal has other cases against eBay pending in France, Germany, Spain, and the U.K as well.
So far that makes 3 victories for the luxury labels irked by eBay (Hermès and LVMH in France; Rolex in Germany) and 2 for the auction giant (Tiffany in the U.S.; L’Oréal in Belgium), though both losing plaintiffs plan to appeal.
And in the meantime, Lancôme probably has something to cover that black eye.