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The Coty judgment: Online selective distribution and platform bans

In its Coty Germany c. Parfumerie Akzente decision dated 6 December 2017, the Court of Justice reiterated the conditions of application of Article 101 TFEU to selective distribution agreements based on qualitative criteria. The Court also ruled for the first time on the prohibition to resell products on online platforms that is sometimes stipulated in this context. The present set of articles brings in the experience of perfumes selective distributors themselves and sheds light, both from the legal and economic angle, on the key developments of this decision.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Online sales of luxury perfumes and cosmetics: The role of selective distributors William Koeberlé President of FFPS and FEPD, Paris I. The selective perfumery sector, its figures, its workforce 1. The French Federation of Selective Perfumery (hereinafter the "FFPS") [1] represents all players in the selective distribution of luxury perfumes and cosmetics in France, including Sephora, Nocibé, Marionnaud, Beauty Success and also department stores such as Printemps, as well as independents. 2. The FFPS represents close to 2 570 outlets, whether affiliated to a chain or not, owned by itself or by independent retailers. Taken together, these distributors have

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William Koeberlé, Nathalie Jalabert-Doury, Laurent Eymard, Giovanni Labate, Salomé Cisnal De Ugarte, James Harvey, Gianni De Stefano, Jeremy Bernard, Marie Blanchard, The Coty judgment: Online selective distribution and platform bans, May 2018, Concurrences N° 2-2018, Art. N° 86631, www.concurrences.com

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