The Serbian Competition Authority prosecutes a sport federation for mandating its athletes to use a single brand of protective wear (Karate Federation of Serbia and BMA Trading)

Summary Serbian Competition Authority found anticompetitive the agreement between the Karate Federation of Serbia (KFS) and an exclusive importer of Adidas protective wear that mandated KFS athletes to use exclusively Adidas wear during the KFS-organized competitions. The agreement was declared void and KFS was obliged to publicly announce that its athletes were free to wear any brand of the “WKF approved” protective equipment. Facts Ipon d.o.o. (Ipon), domestic manufacturer of sports equipment lodged a complaint with the Serbian Competition Authority (Komisija za zastitu konkurencije) (KZK) regarding an alleged anticompetitive agreement concluded between the Karate Federation of Serbia (Karate Federacija Srbije) (KFS) [1] and BMA Trading d.o.o. (BMA), an importer of the Adidas

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Alexandr Svetlicinii, The Serbian Competition Authority prosecutes a sport federation for mandating its athletes to use a single brand of protective wear (Karate Federation of Serbia and BMA Trading), 8 May 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2009, Art. N° 26446

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