The EU Commission fines several companies for restricting sales of film merchandise products (NBCUniversal)

Antitrust: Commission fines NBCUniversal €14.3 million for restricting sales of film merchandise products* The European Commission has fined several companies belonging to Comcast Corporation, including NBCUniversal LLC, (“NBCUniversal”) €14 327 000 for restricting traders from selling licensed merchandise within the European Economic Area (EEA) to territories and customers beyond those allocated to them. These restrictions concerned merchandise products featuring the Minions, Jurassic World and other images and characters from NBCUniversal's films. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said:"This is the third decision dealing with sales restrictions on licensed products sold across Europe. Universal's strategy to prevent traders from selling

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European Commission, The EU Commission fines several companies for restricting sales of film merchandise products (NBCUniversal), 30 January 2020, e-Competitions Bulletin February 2020, Art. N° 93149

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