CASE COMMENTS : CARTELS - EUROPEAN UNION - SELECTIVE DISTRIBUTION – ONLINE SALES – RESTRICTIONS TO RESALE ON A THIRD-PARTY INTERNET PLATFORM

Selective distribution: The Court of justice allows a supplier of luxury goods, in the context of a selective distribution system, to limit the ability of its distributors to sell the contractual products on third-party internet platforms, such as Amazon (Coty Germany / Parfümerie Akzente)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Judging by the avalanche of comments devoted to it as soon as it was published, it's an understatement to say that the Coty decision was expected! A reading of the conclusions of Advocate General Wahl of 26 July 2017 suggested that, if they were followed, they would confirm a development in the case law that would be more favourable to suppliers in the context of selective distribution networks. The solution recommended in these conclusions had even been adopted, without waiting for the judgment, by the Amsterdam Court of First Instance (Civil Section) in a judgment delivered on 4 October 2017 in a Nike case which bears many similarities with the facts at

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Michel Debroux, Selective distribution: The Court of justice allows a supplier of luxury goods, in the context of a selective distribution system, to limit the ability of its distributors to sell the contractual products on third-party internet platforms, such as Amazon (Coty Germany / Parfümerie Akzente), 6 December 2017, Concurrences N° 1-2018, Art. N° 85801, pp. 74-75

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