CASE COMMENTS: DISTRIBUTION – FRANCE - SELECTIVE DISTRIBUTION – LICEITY OF THE NETWORK – TERRITORIAL RESTRICTION OF SALE – LAUNCH OF A NEW PRODUCT

Selective distribution: The Paris Court of Appeal validates the territorial restriction of active sale, with regard to the launching of a new product, limited in time and proportionate to the need to protect the network efficiency (Coty / Brandalley)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. By a decision of August 30, 2019 rendered on referral after cassation (Cass. com., May 16, 2018, appeal No. 16-20.040, Concurrences No. 3-2018, obs. A.-C M. p. 110), the Paris Court of Appeal rules again on the liability action brought by a well-known supplier of cosmetic products against an online sales site that distributed its products without its authorization. It is not certain that this is the epilogue to this case. As a reminder, the promoter of the network in question had had its liability action dismissed by the trial judges because it had been unable to demonstrate - as a precondition for its action - the lawfulness of its network (CA Paris, 29

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Anne-Cécile Martin, Selective distribution: The Paris Court of Appeal validates the territorial restriction of active sale, with regard to the launching of a new product, limited in time and proportionate to the need to protect the network efficiency (Coty / Brandalley), 30 August 2019, Concurrences N° 4-2019, Art. N° 92339, pp. 106-107

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