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FROM METRO TO COTY: A STORY TO BE CONTINUED? THE CJEU'S JUDGMENT IN COTY GERMANY GMBH V PARFÜMERIE AKZENTE GMBH


Abstract


This article examines the judgment of the CJEU in Coty Germany GmbH v Parfümerie Akzente GmbH. The Authors consider the Court's reconfirmation of EU case law on selective distribution systems and its clarification that third-party platform restrictions are not a hard-core restraint. They discuss the background to the Coty judgment and the divergence in national case law following the CJEU's ruling in Pierre Fabre, and question whether increased consistency across the EU is likely now to be achieved.

Keywords


Selective distributio; online sales; e-commerce; platform bans; Coty

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12870/iar-12854

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Rivista Italiana Antitrust / Italian Antitrust Review
ISSN: 2284-3272

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