ALERTS: DISTRIBUTION – SELECTIVE DISTRIBUTION – INTRA-BRAND COMPETITION - VERTICAL RESTRICTIONS

Selective distribution : The Paris Court of Appeal confirms a sanction against a leader in garden machinery who imposed clauses restricting online sales to its distribution network (Stihl)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In 2018 (Decision No. 18-D-23 of 24 October 2018), the Competition Authority condemned Stihl and its parent company for having infringed the provisions of Articles 101 of the TFEU and 420-1 of the Commercial Code by restricting distance selling over the Internet from the sites of authorised distributors as part of the selective distribution network between 2006 and 2017. It imposed a fine of €7 million. A second complaint had been notified to Sthil concerning the ban on sales on marketplaces, a complaint which was ultimately not upheld by the Authority, which considered that "the ban on the marketing of products via third party platforms constituted, in the

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Marie-Pierre Bonnet-Desplan, Selective distribution : The Paris Court of Appeal confirms a sanction against a leader in garden machinery who imposed clauses restricting online sales to its distribution network (Stihl), 17 October 2019, Concurrences N° 1-2020, Art. N° 92887, www.concurrences.com

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