The EU Commission imposes a €14.3 million fine on a film and TV production company for territorial and online sale restrictions of merchandising products (NBCUniversal)

On 30 January 2020, the European Commission (“Commission”) announced its decision to fine several companies belonging to Comcast Corporation, including NBCUniversal, € 14,327,000 for limiting the ability of licensees to sell licensed merchandising products to other EEA countries and non-allocated customer groups. According to the Commission’s press release, the restrictions concerned merchandise products featuring characters from NBCUniversal’s films, including

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Andrzej Kmiecik, The EU Commission imposes a €14.3 million fine on a film and TV production company for territorial and online sale restrictions of merchandising products (NBCUniversal), 30 January 2020, e-Competitions Vertical restrictions and e-commerce, Art. N° 93245

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