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Coty Germany GmbH v Parfümerie Akzente GmbH, Final judgment, C-230/16, OCL 232 (EU 2017), 6th December 2017, Court of Justice of the European Union [CJEU]

From: Oxford Competition Law (http://oxcat.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 15 November 2019

Whether selective distribution systems that had as their aim the distribution of luxury goods and which primarily served to ensure a ‘luxury image’ for the goods constituted an aspect of competition that was compatible with Article 101(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (‘TFEU’).

Whether it constituted an aspect of competition that was compatible with Article 101(1) TFEU if the members of a selective distribution system operating at the retail level of trade were prohibited generally from engaging third-party undertakings discernible to the public to handle internet sales, irrespective of whether the manufacturer’s legitimate quality standards were contravened in the specific case.

Whether Article 4(b) and 4(c) of Commission Regulation on the application of Article 101(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to categories of vertical agreements and concerted practices should have been interpreted as meaning that a prohibition of engaging third-party undertakings constituted a restriction ‘by object’.

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