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Coty: Selective distribution and the luxury of prohibiting third party platform sales


With the meteoric rise of internet selling, the permissibility of banning selective distributors from selling via "third party platforms" is a hotly debated topic across the EU, particularly in Germany and Austria.

This analysis considers the background to the Coty case, a general overview of selective distribution, an analysis of selective distribution across the EU, Advocate General Wahl's opinion, and provides some preliminary comments on the impact of the opinion on selective distribution pending the court's final judgment.

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