CASE COMMENTS: DISTRIBUTION – SELECTIVE DISTRIBUTION - LAWFUL NETWORK – UNFAIR COMPETITION

Online platform: The Paris Court of Appeals dismisses an action for unfair competition against an online platform because the supplier did not prove the lawfulness of its selective distribution network (Coty France / Brandalley)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The digital transition is definitely not sparing selective distribution networks. As proof, the question of their protection against the perceived parasitic behaviour of online sales platforms continues to feed the lines of this column. The Coty international group's distribution network is again in the spotlight this quarter (see CA Paris, 25 May 2016, obs. N. Ereseo). This group creates fragrances under various luxury brands, and manages the brands sold in the medium and mass retail sectors. Its French subsidiary markets cosmetics and perfumery products through various distributors in France. On several occasions, it noted the sale of products marketed

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Anne-Cécile Martin, Online platform: The Paris Court of Appeals dismisses an action for unfair competition against an online platform because the supplier did not prove the lawfulness of its selective distribution network (Coty France / Brandalley), 29 June 2016, Concurrences Nº 4-2016, Art. N° 82058, pp. 113-114

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