This briefing considers the ECJ's recent ruling on Coty, which deals with the legality of restrictions on sales via third party platforms

Carte blanche for bans on Amazon?

As the importance of e-commerce continues to grow, competition authorities and courts across Europe have been grappling with the question of whether brand owners can control online sales of their products without breaching EU competition law. This week’s ruling on Coty by the ECJ confirms that luxury goods manufacturers can lawfully prevent their distributors selling their products on third party platforms, such as eBay and Amazon.


Carte blanche for bans on Amazon?

 

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Philippe Chappatte
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