The UK Restrictive Practices Court holds that the Net Book Agreement between publishers under which the resale prices of books could be maintained by publishers is no longer in the public interest (Net Book Agreement)

Description of the impugned case Three orders of the Restrictive Practices Court in the 1960s declared that the Net Book Agreement under which the resale prices of books and certain related goods could be maintained by publishers were in the public interest. Following changes in the publishing industry and the collapse of the Net Book Agreement in September 1995, the Director General of Fair Trading applied

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  • Addleshaw Goddard (London)

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Bruce Kilpatrick, The UK Restrictive Practices Court holds that the Net Book Agreement between publishers under which the resale prices of books could be maintained by publishers is no longer in the public interest (Net Book Agreement), 13 March 1997, e-Competitions Bulletin March 1997, Art. N° 32231

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