The US FTC settles charges of invitation to collude of two UPC resellers (InstantUPCCOdes.com / Nationwide Barcode / 680 Digital)

Two UPC Resellers Settle FTC Invitation to Collude Investigation* On July 28, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission accepted, subject to final approval, settlements with InstantUPCCodes.com (“Instant”) and Nationwide Barcode (“Nationwide”), two of the leading barcode resellers, and their principals, Jacob Alifraghis and Philip Peretz, who operate Instant and Nationwide, respectively. In its complaints, the FTC alleged that the settling respondents violated Section 5 of the FTC Act by inviting certain competitors in the sale of barcodes to join together in a collusive scheme to raise prices. I. The Complaint Allegations Instant, Nationwide and Competitor A sell barcodes over the Internet. Competitor B also sells barcodes over the Internet but at higher prices than Respondents and

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  • Sheppard Mullin (New York)

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Bruce A. Colbath, The US FTC settles charges of invitation to collude of two UPC resellers (InstantUPCCOdes.com / Nationwide Barcode / 680 Digital), 28 July 2014, e-Competitions July 2014, Art. N° 68581

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