The Paris Court of Appeal fines an online platform for selling products without being part of the selective distribution network of the producer (Coty / Showroomprive.com)

On 28 February 2018, the Paris Court of Appeal (the “Court”) released its judgment in an appeal related to a dispute between Coty France (“Coty”), a producer of branded luxury cosmetics including, in particular, perfumes, and Showroomprive.com, an online platform specialised in the sales of branded fashion products (the “Platform”). The Court ruled in favour of Coty and imposed a penalty of € 500,000 on the Platform. The background to the ruling is a case brought by Coty in 2013 against the Platform for selling Coty products online without being part of Coty’s selective distribution network. In response, the Platform claimed that the selective distribution network was anticompetitive and therefore illegal. By judgment of 17 November 2015, the Commercial Court of Marseille found the

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Andrzej Kmiecik, The Paris Court of Appeal fines an online platform for selling products without being part of the selective distribution network of the producer (Coty / Showroomprive.com), 28 February 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin February 2018, Art. N° 86841

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