Selective Distribution & Online Sales: Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt confirms CJEU findings and provides further guidance

After the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) had issued its landmark judgment in the Coty case1 on reference for preliminary ruling, the Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt (HRC Frankfurt) has issued its now published final ruling on 12 July 2018. As expected the HRC Frankfurt decided that the specific ban for online sales via non-authorised third-party platforms in the selective distribution system at issue does not violate Art. 101 TFEU.2 The judgment provides further practical guidance on the definition of the ‘luxury image’ of a product, as well as on the application of the so-called Metro criteria in cases of ‘incomplete selective distribution systems’.

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