PARIS Oct 10 French luxury group Hermes
International (HRMS.PA) has launched legal action against online
auctioneer eBay Inc. (EBAY.O) over the sale of counterfeit goods
on its pages, weekly Challenges magazine reported on Wednesday.
The magazine said a case had been filed at a court in
Troyes, France, without giving more details.
No one at Hermes was immediately available to comment on the
Hermes would be the fourth French luxury group to take
action against eBay over counterfeit sales after Christian Dior
(DIOR.PA), Dior subsidiary LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton
(LVMH.PA) and L'Oreal (OREP.PA).
The head of French retailer PPR (PRTP.PA), owner of luxury
Gucci Group, said in a newspaper interview in August that it
could also take action against eBay if the company did not do
more to stop fakes being sold by its customers.
EBay says it does take action when it is notified that
counterfeit goods are being offered for sale.