A French Court of appeal rules on how transparent an online price comparison site must be (Concurrence / Kelkoo)

Price comparison is crucial for competition. Several websites offer comparison tools to internet users. After a French firm complained one of these websites provided biased comparisons, the Versailles Court of Appeals had its say on how such websites should operate. Facts Kelkoo is a website well known to French consumers, which offers them the possibility to compare prices of similar services or products available online. Concurrence is a company well known to French lawyers for having brought to courts many lawsuits related to competition issues. Concurrence is unhappy with the way Kelkoo conducts business. It particularly criticizes the fact that Kelkoo introduces itself as an exhaustive buying guide which compares the offers of sellers and all kind of products on sale on the web

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Cédric Manara, A French Court of appeal rules on how transparent an online price comparison site must be (Concurrence / Kelkoo), 11 February 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin February 2009, Art. N° 30441

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