The French Competition Council issues an opinion on the distinction between abusive and legitimate exercise of a trademark (UEEFL)

The French Competition Council issued on the 14 April 2006 an opinion regarding the application of French and EC antitrust rules (Articles L. 420-1 and L. 420-2 of the French Commercial Code and Articles 81 and 82 of the EC Treaty) regarding the fruit and vegetables sector in the French region of Brittany. The background After describing in detail the characteristics of the fruit and vegetables sector, the Council presents the applicable French and EC legal framework, as well as the contractual relations between the operators active in this sector. In this respect, it can be noted that the Council draws conclusions from Decision n° 05-D-10 regarding restrictive practices on the market for cauliflowers in Brittany (See J.-P. de la Laurencie and

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Juliette Goyer, Lauriane Lépine-Sarandi, The French Competition Council issues an opinion on the distinction between abusive and legitimate exercise of a trademark (UEEFL), 14 April 2006, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2006, Art. N° 1321

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