CASE COMMENTS: DISTRIBUTION - EUROPEAN UNION - SELECTIVE DISTRIBUTION - ONLINE SALES PROHIBITION - MARKETPLACES

Online sales prohibition: The Court of Justice of the European Union considers that a luxury goods supplier may prohibit its distributors from selling products on a third-party internet platform operating in a discernible manner towards consumers (Coty Germany / Parfümerie Akzente)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The decision, which was eagerly awaited, marks an important step in the recognition by competition law of the importance of protecting selective distribution networks from selling behaviour on the Internet which is perceived as parasitic. Unsurprisingly (cf. Cass com., 13 Sept. 2017, Caudalie v Enova santé, n° 16-15.067CJEU, concl. A.G. N. Wahl, 26 July 2017, Coty Germany, Case C-230/16, obs. D. Ferrier), the European Court of Justice has allowed a supplier of luxury goods to prohibit its authorised distributors from selling the products on a third-party internet platform. Once again, it is the distribution network of the international Coty group that is at

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Anne-Cécile Martin, Online sales prohibition: The Court of Justice of the European Union considers that a luxury goods supplier may prohibit its distributors from selling products on a third-party internet platform operating in a discernible manner towards consumers (Coty Germany / Parfümerie Akzente), 6 December 2017, Concurrences N° 1-2018, Art. N° 86147, pp. 104-106

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