CASE COMMENTS: DISTRIBUTION – FRANCE – SELECTIVE DISTRIBUTION – ONLINE SALES – OBLIGATION TO PUT IN HAND

Selective distribution: The Paris Court of Appeal recalls that a restriction on online sales may be appropriate without being necessary (Stihl)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. This quarter's case-law news programme includes the continuation of the "Stihl case". The time for an epilogue has not yet come since the decision handed down by the Paris Court of Appeal on 17 October 2019 has been appealed to the Court of Cassation. For the record, the Competition Authority had severely condemned, for an anti-competitive practice (arts. L. 420-1 C. com. and 101§1 TFEU), the promoter of a selective distribution network for motorcycling equipment for restricting the distance sales of its products from the websites of its approved distributors (ADLC, dec. No. 18-D-23 of 24 October 2018 on practices implemented in the motorcycling equipment

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Anne-Cécile Martin, Selective distribution: The Paris Court of Appeal recalls that a restriction on online sales may be appropriate without being necessary (Stihl), 17 October 2019, Concurrences N° 1-2020, Art. N° 93317, pp. 97-98

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