The Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic fines a leading producer of electronic cash registers for resale price maintenance (Elcom)

The article presents the decision of the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic (“Office”) n° 2009/KV/1/1/038 of 21 August 2009 (“Decision”) [1]. The subject-matter of the Decision does not go beyond the well-known resale price maintenance doctrine. However, the procedure applied by the Office and in particular the outcome hereof, i.e. reduction of 50 per cent in penalties imposed, does not have a precedent in the existing case law of the Office. Facts of the Case The Office issued the Decision against the company ELCOM, spoločnosť s ručením obmezeným, Prešov (“Elcom”) and its four distributors. Elcom is a leading Slovak producer of electronic cash registers. Elcom distributes its cash registers and accessories, in particular through the above distributors. For this purpose, Elcom concluded

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Igor Augustinič, The Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic fines a leading producer of electronic cash registers for resale price maintenance (Elcom), 21 August 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin Cartel settlements, Art. N° 28751

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