The Swedish Market Court reviews and bans a system of warranty where only authorized undertakings could make service and repairs for the warranty to be valid (Sveriges Bildelsgrossisters förening/KIA Motors Sweden)

Sveriges Bildelsgrossisters Förening ("SBF") is a non-profit trade association for Swedish suppliers of spare parts to cars, which association has the objective to protect the member companies' joint interests. Kia Motor Corporation is a South Korean car manufacturer that established operations in Sweden in 1997 and began selling cars on the Swedish market in 1998. The subsidiary Kia Motors Sweden AB ("KIA") was formed in 2003 and has agreements with 84 distributors and 104 repairers' workshops ("repairers") all over Sweden. With a few exceptions, the KIA's authorized resellers are also authorized KIA repairers. KIA's system of authorized distributors and repairers is a so-called qualitative selective system, where distributors and repairers that meet KIA's qualitative requirements can

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Leif Gustafsson, The Swedish Market Court reviews and bans a system of warranty where only authorized undertakings could make service and repairs for the warranty to be valid (Sveriges Bildelsgrossisters förening/KIA Motors Sweden), 4 December 2012, e-Competitions December 2012, Art. N° 57310

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