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Exclusive distribution: The French Supreme Civil Court confirms the real and current risk of market partitioning in respect to Converse’s exclusivity network and behaviour (Converse Inc., All Star CV / Auchan France, Smatt...)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Converse counterfeiting legal saga continues. It should be remembered that numerous proceedings have had, and still have to deal with the question of the counterfeiting of shoes under the Converse All Star brand, the burden and level of proof relating to the exhaustion of rights, the real risk of compartmentalisation and even the authenticity of the products. The judgments under comment thus close a new season but not necessarily the current series. Converse after counterfeit seizures had sued Auchan for counterfeiting in connection with the 2012 promotional operations for the above-mentioned shoes. The action was successful at first instance. On

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Aymeric Louvet, Exclusive distribution: The French Supreme Civil Court confirms the real and current risk of market partitioning in respect to Converse’s exclusivity network and behaviour (Converse Inc., All Star CV / Auchan France, Smatt...), 27 March 2019, Concurrences N° 2-2019, Art. N° 90761, www.concurrences.com

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