July 16, 2008
eBay has failed in its appeal against a French court ruling disallowing the sale of perfumes by unauthorised dealers. The French court made the judgement last month which means that Givenchy, Kenzo, Christian Dior and Guerlain perfume brands may not be listed on the site without authorisation from the companies.
It must be noted this includes items that have been received as unwanted gifts! If eBay fails to implement the ban immediately it will be forced to pay 50,000 EUR per day.