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European Commission Imposes € 12.5 Million Fine On Nike For Restricting Cross-Border Sales Of Merchandising Products
On 25 March 2019, the European Commission ("Commission") announced its decision to fine Nike € 12,555,000 for limiting the ability of licensees to sell licensed merchandising products to other EEA countries.
European Union
14 May 2019
European Union
19 Feb 2019
German Federal Cartel Office Publishes Paper On Competition Restraints In Online Sales
In October 2018, the German Federal Cartel Office ("FCO") published its fourth paper in the series "Competition and Consumer Protection in the Digital Economy".
European Union
28 Dec 2018
European Commission Invites Feedback From Stakeholders On Its Evaluation Of The Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Regulation Which Expires In 2022
The Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Regulation ("VABER") will expire on 31 May 2022. As a result, the European Commission has formally commenced its evaluation of the VABER in order to inform
European Union
23 Dec 2018
UK Competition Appeal Tribunal Finds That Ping's Online Sales Ban Was An Unjustified Restriction
The individual pleas raised in the appeal are considered in more detail below.
7 Nov 2018
Higher Regional Court Of Hamburg Addresses Ban On Online Sales Via Third-Party Platforms For Non-Luxury Products
On 22 March 2018, the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg upheld a ruling of the Regional Court of Hamburg ordering an authorized dealer in a selective distribution system to cease and desist...
7 Aug 2018
Paris Court Of Appeal Imposes Penalty Of € 500,000 On Online Platform Which Displayed Coty's Products Without Being Part Of Selective Distribution Network
The Court therefore, in effect, took the view that it was legitimate to exclude this particular online-only platform from the network.
22 May 2018
German Federal Court Of Justice Rules On Right To Be Admitted To Authorised Repair Networks
On 23 January 2018, the German Federal Court of Justice ruled on an action brought by a car repair shop (the claimant) against the general importer of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles (the defendant).
19 Apr 2018
Reflections On The Coty Judgment Of The Court Of Justice: Consequences For Platform Restrictions And Selective Distribution
On 6 December 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the "ECJ" or the "Court") handed down its eagerly anticipated judgment in Coty (C-230/16).
European Union
27 Mar 2018
Spanish Supreme Court Voids Exclusive-Supply Agreement Previously Subject To Commitments By The European Commission
Spain's Supreme Court has voided a contract including an exclusive-supply clause in favour of Repsol, following a judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union ....
23 Mar 2018
German Supreme Court Finds Prohibitions Against The Use Of Price Comparison Sites Fall Under Article 101 TFEU And Are Hardcore Restraints
Asics had not appealed the finding of the Higher Regional Court that the prohibition against using price comparison sites fell under Article 101(1) TFEU.
European Union
7 Mar 2018
Dutch Court Renders Judgment On Legality Of Nike's Platform Sales Restrictions
Second, the Court considered that the selective distribution system was necessary in the light of the nature of the products.
European Union
28 Nov 2017
EU General Court Endorses Selective Distribution Of Spare Parts For Luxury Watches
On 23 October 2017, the General Court of the European Union (the "Court") dismissed an action brought by Confédération européenne des associations d'horlogers-réparateurs ("CEAHR") against the European Commission ...
European Union
27 Nov 2017
European Competition Network Publishes Industry Report Monitoring Competition In The Online Hotel Booking Industry – Divergences Persist
In December 2015, the ECN Working Group was established to monitor the effects of remedies offered in hotel booking platform cases.
European Union
17 May 2017
Amazon Offers Voluntary Commitments In European Commission E-Books Investigation
On 24 January 2017, the European Commission announced it was inviting comments on voluntary commitments offered by Amazon relating to parity clauses included in its contracts with publishers of e-books.
European Union
1 Mar 2017
European Commission Publishes Initial Findings Of E-Commerce Sector Inquiry Report: Important Preliminary Guidance ‎Concerning Restrictions On The Online Sale Of Goods
The European Commission published a preliminary report on its initial findings in the e-commerce sector inquiry, aimed at identifying business practices in the sector that might restrict competition and limit consumer choice.
European Union
21 Oct 2016
Higher Regional Court Of Celle Finds That Limited Resale Price Maintenance Does Not Amount To An Appreciable Restriction Of Competition
In 2014, under the terms of a promotional offer, the defendant, a manufacturer of the diet product A-Vitalkost, offered pharmacies a 30% discount on a one-off direct order of 12 to 90 cans of the product.
14 Jul 2016
Higher Regional Court Of Frankfurt Rules On Restrictions On The Use Of Online Platforms And Price Comparison Websites In The Selective Distribution System Of Deuter
On 22 December 2015, the Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt (the "Court") issued a ruling on appeal concerning the selective distribution system of Deuter, a producer of quality backpacks.
5 Apr 2016
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