CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES - ABUSE OF DOMINANT POSITION - EXPLOITATIVE ABUSE

Exploitative abuse : The ECJ confirms CFI judgement in relation to excessive licencing fees by the operator of the major recycling scheme in Germany (Der Grüne Punkt)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. ECJ, 16 July 2009, Der Grüne Punkt v Commission, Case C-385/07 P This summer the Court delivered its judgment on appeal in the Grüne Punkt case. The German company DSD, which operates the Grüne Punkt brand, is the leading national player on the German waste recycling market. This activity stems from a Packaging Ordinance, which requires manufacturers and distributors to recycle certain packaging. Manufacturers and distributors can fulfil this obligation either individually or by joining a collective waste collection and recycling system. DSD operates such a system throughout Germany. The relationship between DSD and the members of this system is based on a

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Anne-Lise Sibony, Exploitative abuse : The ECJ confirms CFI judgement in relation to excessive licencing fees by the operator of the major recycling scheme in Germany (Der Grüne Punkt), 16 August 2009, Concurrences N° 4-2009, Art. N° 29258, pp. 105-106

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