The German Federal Cartel Office imposes a fine on the producer of electrical products for having concluded anticompetitive agreements on the pricing of certain products, for having threatened third parties with disadvantages in order to induce them to behave in an anticompetitive manner and for having illegally recommended certain retail prices (Akkutechnische Erzeugnisse)

Description of the impugned case The case deals with both, a straightforward RPM system and indirect RPM clauses. On the one hand, the producer directly agreed on a certain pricing structure with ebay dealers, thereby infringing the (at that time applicable) German law

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Daniela Seeliger, The German Federal Cartel Office imposes a fine on the producer of electrical products for having concluded anticompetitive agreements on the pricing of certain products, for having threatened third parties with disadvantages in order to induce them to behave in an anticompetitive manner and for having illegally recommended certain retail prices (Akkutechnische Erzeugnisse), 2 September 2003, e-Competitions Bulletin September 2003, Art. N° 31732

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