The Australian Federal Court orders a wholesaler of cycling accessories and sporting products to pay $350,000 for engaging in resale price maintenance (FE Sports)

The Federal Court of Australia has ordered that FE Sports, a wholesaler of cycling accessories and sporting products, pay AUD 350,000 (among other orders) for engaging in resale price maintenance ("RPM"). FE Sports admitted to the conduct. Key takeaways Suppliers must not prevent, or attempt to prevent, an independent reseller from advertising or selling the supplier's products below a particular price. This practice – known as 'resale price maintenance' – is strictly prohibited

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Alyssa Phillips, The Australian Federal Court orders a wholesaler of cycling accessories and sporting products to pay $350,000 for engaging in resale price maintenance (FE Sports), 24 March 2021, e-Competitions June 2021, Art. N° 100908

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