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As widely expected, the European Court has followed the opinion of its Advocate General (see our previous alert) and upheld a clause in a selective distribution agreement for Coty cosmetics which prevents authorised retailers from selling Coty products on any third party websites.

Authors: Edward S. Miller

Luxury brands will be delighted with the judgment, although some feel that the judgment does leave a measure of uncertainty regarding its application to the sale of products outside the luxury sector under selective distribution systems.