CHRONIQUES : DISTRIBUTION - SELECTIVE DISTRIBUTION - RESALE BY THIRD PARTY ON THE INTERNET - UNFAIR COMPETITION AND PARASITISM

Selective distribution : The Paris Court of Appeals condemns a website operator for parasitic behavior and unfair competition resulting from the sale of branded products at very low prices which is, according to them, “a parasitic behavior” and “acts of unfair competition” (JPL Café Coton c/ BLT Développement)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. A company offering products of different brands for sale at low prices on its Internet site had been summoned by the proprietor of one of those brands which, distributing its products through a selective distribution network, accused it, first, of infringing the prohibition on sales outside the network and, second, of acts of unfair competition and parasitic acts. Selective distribution being defined in EU law by Regulation 330/2010 on vertical restraints of competition as "a distribution system in which (...) []distributors undertake not to sell those goods or services to unauthorised distributors within the territory reserved by the supplier for the

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Didier Ferrier, Selective distribution : The Paris Court of Appeals condemns a website operator for parasitic behavior and unfair competition resulting from the sale of branded products at very low prices which is, according to them, “a parasitic behavior” and “acts of unfair competition” (JPL Café Coton c/ BLT Développement), 21 January 2015, Concurrences N° 3-2015, Art. N° 75038, pp. 91-92

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