By Staff writer
Luxury goods labels Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior Couture are suing online auctioneer eBay for a combined sum of US$47million.
The two labels began a civil complaint in Paris over the summer alleging that products sold on eBay bearing their name were in fact counterfeit goods, according to a report in the Financial Times. Tiffany, the jeweller, is also suing the auction site in the US.
Louis Vuitton, part of France’s LVMH, is understood to be claiming US$25.6million while Christian Dior Couture is demanding US$21.7 million.
LVMH has already successfully sued search firm Google in France over allegations that it had provided links to sites selling counterfeit versions of Louis Vuitton products. Google was fined US$256,000, a sum that was later increased to US$384,000 when Google lost its appeal.For all the latest tech news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.