A Dutch Court holds anticompetitive the termination of a dealer agreement for non-compliance by the retailer with the recommended retail prices (Design v. Eastborn Slaapsystemen)

MF Design is one of the three hundred retailers in the Netherlands selling bedroom necessities manufactured by Eastborn Slaapsystemen (hereafter “Eastborn”). Eastborn used to issue recommended retail prices, which were published in its price catalogue. In 2004, MF Design announced on its website a discount of 20 % on the sales of Eastborn products. Thereafter, several other retailers of Eastborn products complained to Eastborn against MF Design's discount. After having put an end to the dealer discount which it had previously applied to MF Design, Eastborn finally

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  • European Commission - DG HR (Brussels)
  • European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)

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Tristan Baumé, Sally Janssen, A Dutch Court holds anticompetitive the termination of a dealer agreement for non-compliance by the retailer with the recommended retail prices (Design v. Eastborn Slaapsystemen), 18 December 2007, e-Competitions December 2007, Art. N° 19802

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