CASE COMMENTS: DISTRIBUTION – MARKETPLACES – FRAMEWORK FOR RESALE CONDITIONS

Selective distribution: The Paris Court of Appeal is against the absolute prohibition of resale via online marketplaces (eNOVA Santé / Caudalie)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Internet is "a powerful tool to reach a greater number and variety of customers than through more traditional sales methods alone" (cf. Guidelines accompanying Regulation 330/2010, pt. 52). This explains why the Competition Authorities welcome it very favourably and are vigilantly monitoring any restrictions that might be placed on its use in distribution networks, particularly selective ones. Moreover, Internet sales are constantly expanding and reinventing distribution methods on a daily basis. While the issue of the supervision of online resales in distribution networks now seems largely settled (see above, CA Paris, January 13, 2016, p.

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Anne-Cécile Martin, Selective distribution: The Paris Court of Appeal is against the absolute prohibition of resale via online marketplaces (eNOVA Santé / Caudalie), 2 February 2016, Concurrences N° 2-2016, Art. N° 79249, pp. 119-120

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