The French Competition Authority fines a manufacturer for preventing its authorized distributors from selling its products online implementing ECJ Coty ruling (Stihl)

Online retail of outdoor power equipment* The Autorité de la concurrence fines the manufacturer Stihl 7 million euros for having prevented its authorized distributors from selling its products online Background Following an investigative report from the DGCCRF, the Autorité de la concurrence fines Stihl for prohibiting, between 2006 and 2017, the sale of certain products such as chainsaws, brushcutters, pole-saws or electric pruners on its distributors' websites. However, the Autorité approved the principle of using selective distribution

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority fines a manufacturer for preventing its authorized distributors from selling its products online implementing ECJ Coty ruling (Stihl), 24 October 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin November 2018, Art. N° 88069

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