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The EU Court of Justice states that the application of Article 81(1) to an agreement requires a detailed examination of all the relevant facts to know if competition is restricted by a vertical agreement (Pronuptia de Paris)

Case 161/84 Pronuptia de Paris GmbH v Pronuptia de París Irmgard Schillgalis* 1. A system of franchise agreements for the distribution of goods which allows the franchisor to derive financial benefit from a set of business methods and the reputation of a business name does not in itself interfere with competition. The

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