Topic: Resale price maintenance

Austrian enforcer urges court to fine retailer in RPM case

Austria’s Federal Competition Authority has asked the country's cartel court to fine a school rucksack retailer for resale price maintenance, five months after it fined the manufacturer of the bags for its role in the infringement.

19 January 2022

UK lingerie retailer files standalone RPM claim

An online retailer has accused a luxury branded lingerie and swimwear manufacturer of setting minimum retail prices and cutting-off product supplies in retaliation for not following its pricing demands.

17 January 2022

Portuguese law bans MFNs on booking platforms

Online travel platforms have been banned from using most favoured nation clauses or offering certain below-cost pricing under a new Portuguese law that the country’s antitrust enforcer has criticised as antithetical to EU competition law.

11 January 2022

Czech enforcer issues highest-ever RPM fine

The Czech Republic’s antitrust authority has fined a garden equipment supplier nearly €4 million for resale price maintenance, in what is the authority’s highest-ever fine for such conduct.

05 January 2022

UK issues SO to lighting supply company for RPM

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has formally accused a lighting products supplier of unlawfully imposing minimum prices on its retailers, five years after fining a rival company for the same alleged infringement.

16 December 2021

Belgian court voids RPM decision

Belgium’s Market Court has annulled the national competition enforcer’s resale price maintenance decision against Caudalie because the authority fined the skincare company while also accepting remedies it proposed in a bid to settle the probe.

07 December 2021

Germany hits Bose with RPM fine

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has fined audio equipment manufacturer Bose €7 million for forcing retailers to charge set prices for the sale of its speakers and headphones.

02 December 2021

ACCC accuses major power tool provider of resale price maintenance

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is seeking fines and an injunction against a major power tool manufacturer for allegedly dictating minimum resale prices to retailers over a six-year period.

25 November 2021

Indian tribunal stays RPM fine pending full appeal

India’s competition appeals tribunal has agreed to suspend a €24 million fine issued by the country’s antitrust authority against Maruti Suzuki for imposing a maximum discount policy on its dealers.

23 November 2021

Parties settle UK standalone RPM claim

A standalone resale price maintenance claim filed by a specialty footwear retailer in the UK against an exclusive distributor has reached a confidential settlement agreement, four months before it was scheduled to go to trial.

05 November 2021

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