The French Competition Authority agrees to commitments from hi-fi and home cinema equipment suppliers in order to allow their selective distributors to carry out online selling (Bose / Focal / Triangle)

On 5 October 2006, the Conseil de la concurrence (French Competition Council) issued a decision in which it accepted to withdraw the litigation proceedings after three of the main companies active in the Hi-fi and home cinema equipment sector (Bose, Focal JM Lab and Triangle) agreed to commitments, on the grounds of article L. 464-2 of the French Commercial Code, allowing their selected distributors to sell their products on the Internet and removing excessive restrictions within their networks. Quoting

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  • Simmons & Simmons (Paris)
  • Hewlett Packard (Boulogne-Billancourt)

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Ombline Ancelin, Charles Saumon, The French Competition Authority agrees to commitments from hi-fi and home cinema equipment suppliers in order to allow their selective distributors to carry out online selling (Bose / Focal / Triangle), 5 October 2006, e-Competitions October 2006, Art. N° 12641

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