ALERTS: DISTRIBUTION - SELECTIVE DISTRIBUTION - INTRA BRAND COMPETITION - VERTICAL RESTRICTIONS

Selective distribution: The French Competition Authority considers that requiring from a selective distributor to impose on its online buyers to collect the bicycles ordered online from its physical point of sale qualifies as a de facto ban on online sales (Bikeurope and Trek Bicycle)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Willingly or unwillingly, brands under selective distribution now admit it: they cannot prohibit their physical distributors from reselling their products online. While they are gradually adapting their commercial policy and contracts to this situation, the past sometimes goes back to the past, apart from the fact that there are still a few recalcitrants. Successive sentencing decisions should eventually convince them. It should be recalled that cosmetics (CJEU Oct. 13, 2011, C-439/09, Pierre Fabre), hi-fi (Paris,

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Marie-Pierre Bonnet-Desplan, Selective distribution: The French Competition Authority considers that requiring from a selective distributor to impose on its online buyers to collect the bicycles ordered online from its physical point of sale qualifies as a de facto ban on online sales (Bikeurope and Trek Bicycle), 1 July 2019, Concurrences N° 4-2019, Art. N° 91869, www.concurrences.com

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