The EU Commission fines a company €6.2 million for restricting cross-border sales of merchandising products (Sanrio)

On 9 July 2019, the Japanese company Sanrio was fined € 6.2 million by the European Commission (“Commission”) for infringing Article 101 Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union by restricting cross-border sales by its licensees. According to the Commission’s press release, the case concerned non-exclusive licences granted by Sanrio under intellectual property rights, such as trademarks or copyright, in relation to merchandising

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Andrzej Kmiecik, The EU Commission fines a company €6.2 million for restricting cross-border sales of merchandising products (Sanrio), 9 July 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2019, Art. N° 91441

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