CASE COMMENTS: DISTRIBUTION – NETWORK VALIDITY – UNFAIR COMPETITION

Selective distribution: The Paris Court of Appeals rules that a supplier is unable to protect a selective distribution system against unauthorized online relase when the network has anticompetitive effects (France Télévisions / Mme Valentina Z)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Defending a selective distribution network presupposes being able to demonstrate its lawfulness, as illustrated once again by the ruling handed down on 25 May by the Paris Court of Appeal. In the present case, a French subsidiary of a group made up of two entities whose business is to create perfumes under various luxury brands and to promote their marketing in the medium and large retail sectors had assigned a company registered in the State of Delaware to publish an Internet site on which the products covered by the protected brands were marketed at discounts of up to 70%. At the same time, France Télévisions had also been sued for having twice broadcast

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Nicolas Éréséo, Selective distribution: The Paris Court of Appeals rules that a supplier is unable to protect a selective distribution system against unauthorized online relase when the network has anticompetitive effects (France Télévisions / Mme Valentina Z) , 25 May 2016, Concurrences Nº 3-2016, Art. N° 80828, pp. 93-95

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