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Bad faith of the supplier: The Versailles Court of Appeal sanctions a supplier in bad faith who sells its products directly to the customer of its distributor and fixes compensation for the profit illegally obtained by the author of this damage (OBV.TV / Calibre UK)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Facts A French distributor of electronic and telecommunications equipment approached an English supplier specializing in the development and production of audiovisual broadcasting equipment with a view to being entrusted with the distribution of its products for France. An exchange of e-mails ensued, under which the parties agreed to exclusive distribution rights for one type of product, the "Fovea HD", an image converter in television format. The following year, when the distributor demonstrated the product to a Swiss customer, the supplier informed its partner that the customer had contacted it directly for technical support on the Fovea HD, and that it

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Lucas Bettoni, Bad faith of the supplier: The Versailles Court of Appeal sanctions a supplier in bad faith who sells its products directly to the customer of its distributor and fixes compensation for the profit illegally obtained by the author of this damage (OBV.TV / Calibre UK), 18 March 2021, Concurrences N° 4-2021, Art. N° 101353, www.concurrences.com

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