Paris, France (CNS) – eBay has been fined once again for selling fake Louis Vuitton products. The online auction site was ordered by a French court on Friday to pay 80,000 euros [$117,000] to the luxury fashion house for allowing patrons to sell fake items on their website.
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton alleged that eBay failed to adequately guard keywords and links on its site, leading shoppers to counterfeit goods.
A Paris court agreed. It ordered eBay to pay around $117,000 as compensation and said it would have to pay another 1,000 euros [$1,500] for any subsequent infringement.
This is not the first time the online vending site was ordered to pay up. In June 2008, a Paris court ordered eBay to pay almost 40 million euros [around $60 million] in damages for selling faux LV products.
The court ruled in favor of six LVMH brands, barring eBay from selling four perfumes, Christian Dior, Kenzo, Givenchy and Guerlain, on its websites.