October 1974

Anticompetitive practices

The EU Court of Justice holds that Article 81 does not apply to an agreement between a parent and its subsidiary which, although having a separate legal personality, enjoys no economic independence (Centrafarm & De Peijper / Sterling Drug)
European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)
JUDGMENT OF THE COURT OF 31 OCTOBER 1974 Centrafarm BV and Adriaan De Peijper v Sterling Drug Inc. (preliminary ruling requested by the Hoge Raad) ’Parallel patents’ Case 15/74* 1. Whilst the Treaty does not affect the existence of rights recognized by the legislation of a Member (...)


The EU Court of Justice states that the Commission shall inform undertakings and associations of undertakings in writing of the objections raised against them to enable persons whose interests are perceptibly affected by a decision to make their point of view known (Transocean Marine Paint Association)
European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)
JUDGMENT OF THE COURT OF 23 OCTOBER 1974 Transocean Marine Paint Association v Commission of the European Communities Case 17/74* 1. The obligation imposed upon the Commission by Articles 2 and 4 of Regulation No 99/63 to inform an undertaking, in writing or by giving notice in the (...)