Journal Article

L’Oréal SA v eBay International AG

in Reports of Patent, Design and Trade Mark Cases

Volume 126, issue 11-12, pages 693-794
Published in print November 2009 | ISSN: 0080-1364
Published online September 2009 | e-ISSN: 1756-1000 | DOI:
L’Oréal SA v eBay International AG

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Trade mark—Infringement—Goods sold on eBay—Counterfeits—Parallel imports—Not for sale demonstration samples—Whether trade mark proprietor had realised economic value of goods—Whether sale of unboxed cosmetics damaging to reputation of mark—Whether illegal sale of unboxed products a legitimate reason to oppose further commercialisation of products—Whether eBay jointly liable for infringements by sellers—Whether eBay liable as primary infringer for use on its websites of the trade marks in relation to infringing goods—Use in sponsored links—Whether “use” by eBay—Whether “use in relation to” goods—Whether use within United Kingdom—Whether websites targeted UK customers—Whether “hosting” defence under E-Commerce Directive available—Reference of questions to European Court of Justice

Journal Article.  57523 words. 

Subjects: Intellectual Property Law

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