CASE COMMENT : DISTRIBUTION - SELECTIVE DISTRIBUTION - INTERNET - PROVISIONAL MEASURES

Selective distribution : The French NCA decides on the merits and the request for provisional measures in the sector of selective distribution on the Internet (Bijourama/Festina France)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Facts Bijourama, a company specialising in the sale of watch and jewellery products on the Internet, wishes to join the Festina group's selective distribution network. The latter having rejected its request for approval, Bijourama referred the matter to the Competition Council, considering that this refusal is not legitimate and is discriminatory. It also takes the view that Festina's selective distribution contract is not lawful in so far as it excludes a priori a form of distribution. Bijourama also asked the Council to order Festina, as a precautionary measure, to integrate into its network any internet sales company that so requests, to deliver to

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Philippe Vanni, Selective distribution : The French NCA decides on the merits and the request for provisional measures in the sector of selective distribution on the Internet (Bijourama/Festina France) , 3 February 2006, Concurrences N° 2-2006, Art. N° 27339, www.concurrences.com

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