A French court convicted eBay, an online auction and shopping website for selling on its website three Hermes bags that includes two fakes, for a total of 3,000 euros. The court held that the user and eBay "committed acts of counterfeiting and imitation of French brand names ... to the detriment of Hermes international and awarded damages amounting to 20,000 euros to the French luxury group Hermes. The court also required eBay to publish the ruling on its French homepage for a continuous period of three months. The ruling was welcomed by UNIFAB, the French union of manufacturers

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