The German Competition Authority investigates an absolute prohibition to use online marketplaces and price comparison engines imposed on the dealers by a supplier of sports goods (Asics)

Bundeskartellamt raises objections against ASICS’s restrictions of online sale* On 24 April 2014 the Bundeskartellamt issued a press release stating that, based on preliminary investigation, it has found that ASICS Deutscheland’s selective distribution system restricts competition among its dealers in breach of competition rules. In particular, the objections raised against ASICS are that ASICS prohibits its dealers without exception from using online

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Gabriele Accardo, The German Competition Authority investigates an absolute prohibition to use online marketplaces and price comparison engines imposed on the dealers by a supplier of sports goods (Asics), 28 April 2014, e-Competitions Vertical restrictions and e-commerce, Art. N° 66856

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