CASE COMMENTS: DISTRIBUTION – FRANCE - SELECTIVE DISTRIBUTION – RESALE BY THIRD PARTY – UNFAIR COMPETITION

Selective distribution: The Rennes Court of Appeal condemns an unauthorised distributor for parallel resale (Chanel / Ouest-SCS)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Between 2008 and 2013, X. purchased numerous CHANEL cosmetic products from an approved distributor, which she then resold to a franchisee of the EASY CASH brand, which specialises in the resale of second-hand products. A bailiff's report established that three series of products acquired from X. were resold by the franchisee: the first, bearing the words "free sample - cannot be sold"; the second, used or without packaging; the third, resold in new condition, although they stated that they could only be sold by an approved CHANEL retailer and that their labels affixed by the franchisee indicated its resale price as well as that of the new

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Nicolas Ferrier, Selective distribution: The Rennes Court of Appeal condemns an unauthorised distributor for parallel resale (Chanel / Ouest-SCS), 25 February 2020, Concurrences N° 2-2020, Art. N° 94552, pp. 99-101

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