*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Coty France, prestige division, operates in France a distribution network for luxury cosmetics and perfumery products of various brands for which the parent company is the exclusive licensee worldwide. For several years, it has been at the origin of a major dispute concerning parallel resale, as shown by the present case which has just reached a bloody conclusion. Coty sued a company registered in the State of Delaware which operated an Internet site on which the products covered by the protected trademarks were marketed with discounts of up to 70%. At the same time, France Télévisions was also sued for having broadcast, on two occasions, programs
CASE COMMENTS: DISTRIBUTION - RESALE OUTSIDE THE NETWORK - UNFAIR COMPETITION - PARASITISM
Selective distribution: The Paris Court of Appeal heavily condemns a parallel retailer and a television channel for unfair competition, parasitism and misleading commercial practices (Coty France / Marvale, France Television)
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