CASE COMMENTS: DISTRIBUTION – SELECTIVE DISTRIBUTION – ONLINE SALES – MARKETPLACES – DANGEROUS PRODUCTS

Marketplaces: The French Competition Authority sanctions the prohibition of online resale by distributors on their own websites but validates prohibitions to resale on third party platforms (Distribution of machinery)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The regime for regulating online sales on the websites of distributors who are members of a selective distribution network and those via third-party platforms is gradually being built up. For the record, the Court of Justice of the European Union had accepted the possibility of prohibiting the members of a selective distribution network for luxury goods from making visible use of third party platforms for the resale of their products, provided that such a prohibition was proportionate to the objective pursued - in this case "appropriate for preserving the image of luxury goods" - and did not go beyond what was necessary to attain such an objective (CJEU,

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Anne-Cécile Martin, Marketplaces: The French Competition Authority sanctions the prohibition of online resale by distributors on their own websites but validates prohibitions to resale on third party platforms (Distribution of machinery), 24 October 2018, Concurrences N° 1-2019, Art. N° 89507, pp. 97-99

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