The Frankfurt Court of Appeal submits preliminary reference on how to treat bans on sales via third-party internet platforms in selective distribution systems (Coty Germany)

Ban on sales via third-party internet platforms in Germany and Pierre Fabre – recent referral to the Court of Justice* The question of how to treat bans on sales via third-party internet platforms in selective distribution systems and the impact of the Court of Justice’s Pierre Fabre ruling (see judgment of October 13, 2011, case C-439/09) have been on the agenda in Germany for some time. Recently, the Frankfurt Court of Appeals has submitted a request for preliminary ruling to the Court of Justice. Ban on sales via third-party internet platforms Such a ban typically occurs in a selective distribution system in a scenario in which the authorized dealers are subject to certain restrictions for online sales, for example to have a brick and mortar shop that needs to meet certain

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Silke Heinz, The Frankfurt Court of Appeal submits preliminary reference on how to treat bans on sales via third-party internet platforms in selective distribution systems (Coty Germany), 25 April 2016, e-Competitions April 2016, Art. N° 80001

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