• Fede Montagud, editor

    Be careful about where you purchase your cosmetics

    1 Feb

    The European Union’s Court of Justice issued a judgment this summer regarding a longstanding dispute between the cosmetics firm L'Oréal and eBay, stating that eBay, the world’s top e-commerce website, is guilty for failing to prevent third-party sales of L'Oréal cosmetic products. This means that numerous eBay buyers worldwide have used skin care products and perfumes of dubious origin.


    The ruling underlines the fact that national authorities need to ensure that companies do not offer fake products, products not in their original packaging, not-for-sale products or imported goods for online sale without the consent of the trademark owner. In the interest of their health and their pocket, consumers need to be vigilant against fraud and, if they are uncertain about the guarantees offered by online cosmetic vendors, they should simply use their usual distributors. 



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