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Posted by Stephanie Startz on December 1, 2009 07:51 PM
The bidding has closed.
A French court has fined eBay $2.5 million, after deciding that the online auction site violated a 2008 order forbidding the sale of luxury conglomerate LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton goods. LVMH owns Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs and Christian Dior, among others.
While eBay has been in court before for similar cases and won, the specifics in the suit with LVMH differ. According to the Times of London, LVMH has exclusive contracts with retailers licensed to sell their goods. Because of those agreements, the French court declared that eBay had no right to allow the sale of goods associated with brands retained under the LVMH umbrella.Continue reading...
Posted by Stephanie Startz on November 26, 2009 08:46 AM
It appears the body is still warm. Woolworths’ owners want to revive the brand's place on the high street.
After entering administration last year, Woolworths is ready for a return to brick and mortar operations. Bought by brothers Sir Frederick and Sir David Barclay of Shop Direct, the owners believe the store can now extend beyond its online-only offerings. Of course, they are hoping someone else will do the grunt work, and are looking for franchisees.Continue reading...