CASE COMMENTS : UNILATERAL PRACTICES - ABUSE OF DOMINANCE – ESSENTIAL FACILITY – REFUSAL OF SUPPLY – DISCRIMINATION

Refusal of supply: The French Competition Authority considers that a manufacturer, even in a dominant position, remains free to choose which products it wants to create and manufacture through a commercial partnership (Residential electrical equipment)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Competition Authority (the "Authority") recalls, under the terms of its Decision No 13-D-08 of 15 April 2013, that competition law is not intended to give small businesses complete freedom to establish themselves as partners of dominant companies. In this case, the Centr'Halles company held an exclusive licence on a patent filed by its sales manager on a skid integrated into the electric multi-sockets and intended to facilitate the extraction of the electric sockets from their housing with the user's foot. Wishing to commercialise its invention and convinced of its future success, Centr'Halles had sought to establish links with a dozen or so

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Anne Wachsmann, Nicolas Zacharie, Refusal of supply: The French Competition Authority considers that a manufacturer, even in a dominant position, remains free to choose which products it wants to create and manufacture through a commercial partnership (Residential electrical equipment), 15 April 2013, Concurrences N° 3-2013, Art. N° 53969, p. 80

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