The Budapest Court of Appeal upholds the NCA decision against the book resale price maintenance system (Association of Hungarian Book Publishers and Distributors)

The Association of Hungarian Book Publishers and Distributors (hereinafter the “Association”) has 144 members. The members are both publishers and booksellers. The Association adopts the so called Competition Regulation and defines the frameworks of the competition rules of the industry. The Hungarian Competition Office (hereinafter “GVH”) initiated an investigation since the aforementioned Competition Regulation contained rules enabling various forms of resale price maintenance, and hindered the freedom of price setting. During the GVH's investigation, the Association argued that in a fix-priced system the prices are

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  • Szabó Kelemen & Partners
  • University of East Anglia

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Balázs Dominek, Gyõzõ Pintér, The Budapest Court of Appeal upholds the NCA decision against the book resale price maintenance system (Association of Hungarian Book Publishers and Distributors), 14 January 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2009, Art. N° 26719

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