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USA : The Illinois Nord District Court finds implausible allegations that designer wedding dress line constituted a relevant product market in the context of a vertical agreement (House of Brides, Alfred Angelo)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The wedding dress was too beautiful... and too expensive! This is perhaps, in a nutshell, the story told in the annotated decision of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (House of Brides v. Alfred Angelo, Inc. Case No. 1:11-cv-07834, N.D. Ill., 2014). The case concerned a contractual dispute between Alfred Angelo, a manufacturer and supplier of wedding gowns, and House of Brides, a distributor of the gowns made by the first named company for more than forty years. Since 2002, House of Brides had even become one of the exclusive distributors of the products manufactured by Alfred Angelo. From 2004, when Alfred Angelo was until then

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Jean-Christophe Roda, USA : The Illinois Nord District Court finds implausible allegations that designer wedding dress line constituted a relevant product market in the context of a vertical agreement (House of Brides, Alfred Angelo), 4 December 2014, Concurrences N° 1-2015, Art. N° 71488, pp. 231-232

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