The EU General Court dismisses appeal against Commission rejection of abuse complaint in the Irish whisky market (Protégé / Pernod Ricard)

On 13 September 2012, the General Court dismissed the appeal lodged by Protégé International Ltd against a European Commission decision to reject a complaint alleging breach of Article 102 TFEU by Pernod Ricard. In its complaint to the Commission, Protégé had alleged that Pernod Ricard abused its dominant position in the Irish whiskey market by filing legal proceedings against Protégé with regard to the latter’s application for registration of the “Wild Geese” trademark, amongst other whiskey marks. It also alleged that Pernod Ricard abused its dominance by refusing to provide

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Tim Kasten, The EU General Court dismisses appeal against Commission rejection of abuse complaint in the Irish whisky market (Protégé / Pernod Ricard), 13 September 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin September 2012, Art. N° 58283

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