The Paris Court of Appeal rules that dermo-cosmetic products do not have objective properties that could justify the prohibition of their sale on the Internet (Pierre Fabre / Cosmétique)

In answer to the question of whether a general and absolute ban on selling cosmetics and personal care products online constitutes a hardcore restriction of competition by object, the European Court of Justice said that yes it did, if "having regard to the properties of the products at issue, [the ban] is not objectively justified" [1]. The supplier argued before the referring court (Paris Court of Appeal) that the clause prohibiting distributors from selling online did not

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Joseph Vogel, The Paris Court of Appeal rules that dermo-cosmetic products do not have objective properties that could justify the prohibition of their sale on the Internet (Pierre Fabre / Cosmétique), 31 January 2013, e-Competitions Vertical restrictions and e-commerce, Art. N° 51101

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