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European Court of Justice on online sales in the context of a selective distribution network

January 2012 - Intellectual Property . Legal Developments by Portolano Colella Cavallo Studio Legale.

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By Antonella Barbieri and Federica De Santis

On October 13 2011 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on restrictions on online sales, clarifying that selective distribution agreements imposing a general and absolute ban on the sale of cosmetics and personal care products by selected (authorised) distributors to end-users via the internet might result in contrast with EU competition rules. 


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