Competition, antitrust and trade

Coty judgement and third party marketplaces

As reported on 7 December, the landmark Coty judgement has given brand owners more scope to control the use of third party marketplaces in certain circumstances. Osborne Clarke’s Simon Neill...

Written on 13 Dec 2017

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The eagerly anticipated Coty-judgment is out: what does it mean for online distribution?

Yesterday, 6 December 2017, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) published its long-awaited judgment in the Coty-case (C-230/16). Finding in favour of Coty, the court ruled that selective...

Written on 7 Dec 2017

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Competition Law Update | November 2017

The beginning of November brought with it confirmation that the date for the Coty ruling is set: on 6 December 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union will give...

Written on 29 Nov 2017

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The French Competition Authority fines floor coverings cartel €302 million and changes its competition compliance policy

In the latest in a series of cartel enforcement decisions in France, leading PVC and linoleum floor covering manufacturers and their trade association have been sanctioned for having implemented anti-competitive...

Written on 27 Nov 2017

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Court of first instance in the Netherlands follows A-G’s opinion on selective distribution, before CJEU decision is given

In previous updates we have mentioned the important judgment that the European Court of Justice (CJEU) is expected to give on 6 December in the case of Coty v Parfumerie...

Written on 27 Nov 2017

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EU General Court says that restriction to supply watches spare parts is valid if within the limits of a lawful selective repair network

In a judgment handed down on 23 October 2017 (Case No T-712/14), the General Court of the European Union (General Court) ruled that a group of Swiss watch manufacturers’ refusal...

Written on 27 Nov 2017

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