The companies are implementing cooperative measures aimed at protecting intellectual property rights and fighting the online sale of counterfeit goods.

“Thanks to our joint efforts, consumers will enjoy a safer digital environment globally,” the companies said in a joint statement, without giving detail on the measures.

In 2008 a French court ordered eBay to pay LVMH €38.5 million ($52.1 million). A subsequent appeal court reduced the sum to €5.7 million but affirmed that eBay had been in the wrong.

In 2012 a French appeal court ruled that a lower court did not have jurisdiction over eBay’s U.S website but upheld the ruling as applied to its French and British sites.