Nov 10, 2015 05:43 PM

Dispute over Fighting Fakes 'Spurred French Company to Sue Alibaba'

(Beijing) – Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. was sued by a French luxury goods conglomerate over trademark infringement and sales of fake products on one of its websites because the firms disagreed over ways to combat the problem, a person close to the e-commerce giant says.

Kering, which own luxury brands such as Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, filed a lawsuit in New York in May accusing Alibaba of trademark infringement and trafficking in fake products on behalf of its clients, court documents shows.

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