CASE COMMENTS: DISTRIBUTION – FRANCE – SELECTIVE DISTRIBUTION – ONLINE RESALE – PLATFORMS – OBLIGATION TO HOLD A PHYSICAL POINT OF SALE – LUXURY PRODUCTS

Online resale: The Paris Court of Appeal considers that the limitation of the use of third party platforms does not constitute a hardcore restriction of competition and appreciates the lawfulness of the obligation for retailers to have a physical point of sale with regard to the nature of the goods in question, namely: luxury goods (Showroom privé / Coty France)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In line with the decision handed down by the Court of Justice of the European Union last December (Cf. 6 Dec. 2017, case C-230/16, obs. A.-C. Martin, Concurrences n° 1-2018), the Paris Court of Appeal considers that the limitation on the use of third party platforms does not constitute a hardcore restriction of competition and assesses the lawfulness of the obligation for distributors in the network to have a physical point of sale with regard to the nature of the products in question: in this case, luxury goods. The facts of this case are classic. The Coty company, a well-known world producer of perfumes, accused Showroomprive.com, the publisher of a no

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Anne-Cécile Martin, Online resale: The Paris Court of Appeal considers that the limitation of the use of third party platforms does not constitute a hardcore restriction of competition and appreciates the lawfulness of the obligation for retailers to have a physical point of sale with regard to the nature of the goods in question, namely: luxury goods (Showroom privé / Coty France), 28 February 2018, Concurrences N° 2-2018, Art. N° 86999, pp. 92-94

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