CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES – FRANCE – AFTERMARKETS – LEVERAGING EFFECT

Aftermarkets: The French Competition Authority rejects claims alleging that aftermarket for servicing copying machine would be distinct from the primary market of copying machines and rejects the existence of leveraging effects

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. It is regrettable that the Xerox Dealers Association (ACRX) did not prepare its referral to the Competition Authority better, as the issues raised were potentially interesting and could have given rise to an argument that would have relied on some input from behavioural sciences. This association, which is at the origin of the referral, brings together the exclusive distributors of Xerox brand photocopiers. These distributors are bound to Xerox by a dealership agreement that provides them with various benefits. One clause, however, is not advantageous to them: they undertake to have Xerox approved by their customer as a

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  • Catholic University of Louvain

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Anne-Lise Sibony, Aftermarkets: The French Competition Authority rejects claims alleging that aftermarket for servicing copying machine would be distinct from the primary market of copying machines and rejects the existence of leveraging effects, 19 December 2016, Concurrences N° 2-2017, Art. N° 83870, pp. 95-96

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