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Luxury brands lifted by EU court backing for online sales ban

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By Foo Yun CheeLUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Coty and other luxury brands scored a landmark victory on Wednesday in their bid to stop retailers selling their products on online platforms such as Amazon and eBay when Europe's top court backed their right to protect their image.The issue is significant in Europe, whose companies account for 70 percent of global luxury goods sales. Luxury owners have long waged a battle against what they see as free riders cashing in on their exclusivity and branding. Online platforms such as Amazon and eBay, in turn, say online sales curbs are anti-competitive and ...

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First Published: Wed, December 06 2017. 17:44 IST