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Commercial cooperation: The Court of Cassation rules on the commercial cooperation agreements in the sector of electronic goods (Concurrence / Sony)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Court of Cassation, Commercial Chamber, 6 December 2005, Appeal No. 04-19.320, Société Concurrence v. Sony Facts In 2001, Sony introduced new terms and conditions of sale, increasing the overall amount of rebates and services billable by distributors. One of these distributors, Competition, brought a case before the Competition Council alleging that Sony was abusing its economic dependence on the markets for the products audiovisual equipment, computers and video projectors. The Competition company criticised its supplier in particular for preventing it from practising its traditional low-price policy and for having maintained a common sign clause of an

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Didier Ferrier, Commercial cooperation: The Court of Cassation rules on the commercial cooperation agreements in the sector of electronic goods (Concurrence / Sony), 6 December 2005, Concurrences N° 1-2006, Art. N° 27735, www.concurrences.com

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