CASE COMMENT : CONCENTRATION - DISTRIBUTION - CHANGE IN TRADE SIGN - CONTROLLABILITY

Notion of concentration : The French Competition Authority assesses the controllability of a change in trade sign with respect to antitrust law (Kiabi)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Autorité de la concurrence, letter n° 09-DCC-23 of July 23, 2009 relating to the change of the name of points of sale under the Veti banner to the Kiabi banner. Facts KIABI has notified the French Competition Authority of a project to combine one hundred and two sales outlets operated under the VETI brand (owned by ITM Entreprise, hereinafter "ITMe"), under the KIABI brand (owned by KIABI Europe, hereinafter "KIABI"). This project was accompanied by the creation of a joint company between ITMe and KIABI, called AFFIPART, the purpose of which was to manage the network of KIABI sales outlets by means of "commission-affiliation" contracts. For KIABI, this

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Karine Biancone, Notion of concentration : The French Competition Authority assesses the controllability of a change in trade sign with respect to antitrust law (Kiabi), 23 July 2009, Concurrences N° 4-2009, Art. N° 29899, www.concurrences.com

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