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Focus Antitrust - 13 December 2017

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ECJ confirms luxury brands can prohibit their authorised distributors from selling on third-party internet platforms such as Amazon

The ECJ has handed down a ruling which confirms that a supplier of luxury goods can prohibit its authorised distributors within a selective distribution system from selling those goods on a third-party internet platform such as Amazon. The ECJ considered such a prohibition is appropriate and does not, in principle, go beyond what is necessary to preserve the luxury image of the goods. Click here.

European Commission finds that International Skating Union (ISU) rules infringe Article 101

The European Commission has decided that certain rules of the International Skating Union (ISU) which enable it to impose strict penalties on athletes participating in speed skating competitions that are not authorised by the ISU are in breach of Article 101. The ISU is now required to change its rules. Click here.

  • The CMA has opened a market study into domestic heat networks. Click here.
  • The CMA has launched an investigation into suspected breaches of competition law in respect of facilities at airports. The investigation is under Chapter I of the Competition Act 1998. Click here.

This article was written by Paul Stone. For more information, contact Paul on +44 (0)20 7203 5110 or at

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