The US Supreme Court overturns its long-standing prohibition against vertical agreements between manufacturers and their dealers setting minimum resale prices (Leegin Creative)

This article is part of a set of 5 articles released in Concurrences N°3-2008: Resale price regulation: Leegin and much more * The authors gratefully acknowledge the contributions of summer associates Christel Green and Aaron McAllister. I. Introduction 1. In 2007, the Supreme Court of the United States, through its decision in Leegin Creative Leather Products, Inc. v. PSKS, Inc. overturned its long-standing prohibition against vertical agreements between manufacturers and their dealers setting minimum resale prices. Now, under federal law, minimum resale price maintenance (“RPM”) agreements are permitted where, under the circumstances, they are deemed reasonably procompetitive. Over the past year, antitrust practitioners have watched to see whether the Leegin decision truly opens the

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Peter J. Carney, Kristen J. McAhren, The US Supreme Court overturns its long-standing prohibition against vertical agreements between manufacturers and their dealers setting minimum resale prices (Leegin Creative), 28 June 2007, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2007, Art. N° 38050

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