The French Competition Authority accepts commitments in relation to exclusivity agreements in the multi-brand gift cards sector (Accentiv’Kadéos)

In its decision N°11-D-08 dated 27 April 2011, the French Competition Authority (the «Competition Authority«) accepted the commitments offered by Accentiv’Kadéos in relation to exclusivity agreements between it and its partner brands in the multi-brand gift cards sector. Background On August 2009, Titres Cadeaux, a company active in the multi-brand gift vouchers market, lodged a complaint against Accentiv’Kadéos before the Competition Authority for practices in the prepaid gift cards sector. Titres Cadeaux alleged that, by systematically including exclusivity clauses in its contracts with traders, Accentiv’Kadéos was foreclosing the markets for acceptance and distribution of multi-brand gift cards. The operating process of the gift cards industry involves three steps: First step: signature

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Charles Saumon, Iphigénie Fossati-Kotz, The French Competition Authority accepts commitments in relation to exclusivity agreements in the multi-brand gift cards sector (Accentiv’Kadéos), 27 April 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin Exclusive distribution, Art. N° 36667

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