The Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt condemns a general ban on sales over third party Internet platforms and the use of price comparison sites (Deuter)

According to a recently published judgment of the lower regional court of Frankfurt (the “Court”) of 18 June 2014, a general ban on sales by distributors over third party Internet platforms and a prohibition on the use of price-comparison sites constitutes a hardcore restriction of competition law. The case concerns a dispute between a sports bag manufacturer, Deuter, and one of its resellers. Deuter is one of the world’s leading sports bag manufacturers and has a market share of 45% in Germany. Deuter decided to change its

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  • Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)

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Porter Elliott, The Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt condemns a general ban on sales over third party Internet platforms and the use of price comparison sites (Deuter), 18 juin 2014, e-Competitions June 2014, Art. N° 68917

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