CASE COMMENTS : DISTRIBUTION – SELECTIVE DISTRIBUTION – ONLINE DISTRIBUTION – CLAUSE BANNING THE DISTRIBUTORS FROM SELLING THE PRODUCTS ONLINE

Selective distribution: The French Competition Authority issues a decision by which it imposes on a producer a fine of €900,000 for having prohibited its distributors from selling the brand’s products online (Bang & Olufsen)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Aut conc, 12 December 2012, Decision No 12-D-23, relating to practices implemented by Bang & Olufsen in the selective distribution of Hi-fi and Home Cinema equipment In its decision of 12 December 2012, the French Competition Authority imposes a fine of 900,000 euros on Bang & Olufsen (or 5% of the value of its sales in France!), a manufacturer of high-end consumer electronics products, for having prohibited its selected distributors from marketing these products via the Internet. If the decision

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Didier Ferrier, Selective distribution: The French Competition Authority issues a decision by which it imposes on a producer a fine of €900,000 for having prohibited its distributors from selling the brand’s products online (Bang & Olufsen), 12 December 2012, Concurrences N° 1-2013, Art. N° 50499, pp. 105-106

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