ALERTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES - FRANCE - DISTRIBUTION - ABUSE OF ECONOMIC DEPENDENCE - TECHNOLOGIES

Abuse of economic dependence: The French Competition Authority again rejects the characterisation of an abuse of economic dependence and rejects the referral of the distributor for lack of evidence (Cartocad / Autodesk)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 3 March 2021, the Competition Authority made public a decision No. 21-D-04 adopted on 24 February 2021. about practices denounced in the publishing and professional software sales sector. In September 2020, Cartocad, a distributor of software products and related services on behalf of Autodesk, one of the ten largest publishers of computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD) software, referred to the Autorité de la concurrence (French competition authority) practices allegedly implemented by the Autodesk group that are contrary to the second paragraph of Article L. 420-2 of the French Commercial Code. In particular, Cartocad accused Autodesk of (i)

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Alain Ronzano, Abuse of economic dependence: The French Competition Authority again rejects the characterisation of an abuse of economic dependence and rejects the referral of the distributor for lack of evidence (Cartocad / Autodesk), 24 February 2021, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 99529, www.concurrences.com

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