The Polish Office for Competition fines a book publisher and distributors for entering into an anti-competitive price fixing agreement (Harry Potter)

In November 2004, Harbor Point - the sole owner of the ‘Harry Potter' publishing rights for Poland - and several wholesale books distributors agreed in a meeting on certain sales conditions. An agreement was later signed between the parties whereby they decided to sell ‘Harry Potter' books for a price which would not vary by more than 10% as compared with that printed on the back cover. It was also agreed that the parties would inform each other on the price for which the books were sold so

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  • Gajek i Wspólnicy. Adwokaci i Radcowie Prawni sp.k.
  • Patrol (Warsaw)

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Marta Jaczewska, Anna Zebrowska, The Polish Office for Competition fines a book publisher and distributors for entering into an anti-competitive price fixing agreement (Harry Potter), 23 February 2005, e-Competitions February 2005, Art. N° 198

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