Bienvenue Sur eBay - Online Auctions for Counterfeit Luxury Goods Carry Different Risks In Different Jurisdictions By Benjamin R. Mulcahy & Lauren Grubb[i]

Local laws can affect online business models in unexpected and dramatic ways, as demonstrated by the string of lawsuits brought by luxury brand manufacturers against eBay in the United States and various countries in the EU. This article discusses recent lawsuits brought by luxury brands against eBay and the different standards that American and European courts have applied in adjudicating whether eBay is liable when its website is used to auction counterfeit luxury goods.

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