CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES - SPARE PARTS - NARROW MARKET DEFINITION - FREEDOM TO MANAGE THE NETWORK DISTRIBUTION

Distribution Network: The French Competition Council adopts a narrow market definition for spares but a wide-ranging freedom to organize the distribution network (Jaeger Lecoultre)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Cons. conc. dec. no. 05-D-46 of July 28, 2005 relating to practices implemented by Jaeger Lecoultre In order to promote their image of quality and luxury, several watchmaking groups decided in the 1990s to better control their after-sales service. Jaeger Lecoultre has reorganised itself in order to provide these services internally or through seven authorised distributors. Following this reorganisation, Jaeger Lecoultre refused to supply Mouret, an independent repairer not among the seven authorised distributors, with spare parts. Mouret then decided to lodge a complaint with the Competition Council, accusing Jaeger Lecoultre of abusing its dominant

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Anne Wachsmann, Amandine Bouin, Distribution Network: The French Competition Council adopts a narrow market definition for spares but a wide-ranging freedom to organize the distribution network (Jaeger Lecoultre), 28 July 2005, Concurrences N° 4-2005, Art. N° 657, pp. 75-77.

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