Luxury beauty giant Coty wins ECJ ruling against online sellers

European competition law can not stop a luxury retailer that does not want its wares being trafficked via the online retail giant Amazon, the EU's highest court ruled Wednesday.

The ECJ has delivered this important ruling in a case brought by Coty Germany GmbH versus Parfümerie Akzente GmbH, after the beauty company sought to have the unauthorised online distribution of its products banned.

Brand owners have previously argued that they should have the right to choose their distributors to protect their image and exclusivity.

But the European court said that for luxury goods firms, such rules can be critical to protecting the value of the products.

However, e-tailers such as Amazon and eBay have countered that the ruling to curb online sales will be harmful to small businesses while being anti-competitive.

Though the contracts allow authorized dealers to sell Coty goods over the internet through their own web-shop channels, they expressly forbid the utilization of third-party online retailers like Amazon.

Apple's going back to metal for 2018 LCD iPhone
The iPhone 7 came in five different color options, including Rose Gold, Gold, Silver, Jet Black, and Matte Black. This of course explains why the device is rumored to be a low-cost entry built for low-end and midrange markets.

The issue is significant in Europe, whose companies account for 70% of global luxury good sales.

The German cartel office said it expected the court's ruling to have a limited effect on its policy, noting that its decisions had involved brand manufacturers from outside the luxury industries.

"Our preliminary view is that such manufacturers have not received carte blanche to impose blanket bans on selling via platforms", he said.

"This judgment sets the principles for the European Union as a whole".

The decision out of Luxembourg comes in response to contractual proceedings that the luxury retailer Coty Prestige initiated in Germany against one of its authorized retailers.

Related Articles

  • August Ames dies dead at 23 - How did porn star die?

    August Ames dies dead at 23 - How did porn star die?

    This former porn star has revealed her secret to landing a wealthy older husband - becoming a Buddhist and praying. She refused to apologise and instead said she "loves the gay community".
    LG V30+ is set to Launch in India on December 13

    LG V30+ is set to Launch in India on December 13

    LG has also incorporated the 32-bit Advanced Hi-Fi Quad DAC with digital filters and sound tuning by B&O PLAY. The smartphone is powered by the 2.35GHz Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and Adreno 540 GPU.
    Why Hugh Jackman Said No to Playing James Bond

    Why Hugh Jackman Said No to Playing James Bond

    He further added how he did not get any choice at that time as he said, "And the response was: 'Oh, you don't get a say". The main feeling I had was: 'There, that's the character. "And I was calm and at peace, but I'm going to miss that guy".
  • Thursday forecast: Coldest day of the season so far

    Thursday forecast: Coldest day of the season so far

    As that front looks to be fairly far off the coast, most of the moisture should stay out over the ocean as well. Sunshine should be more plentiful Sunday but that is of little effect as even colder air surges into the area.
    Saif Ali Khan: Will shift Kaalakaandi release if Padmavati hits theatres

    Saif Ali Khan: Will shift Kaalakaandi release if Padmavati hits theatres

    The box-office hasn't been kind to Khan over the past few years - his last release, Chef , didn't manage to rake in the moolah. In a media statement, Saif said, "If Padmavati comes in (on that day), we will think of shifting our release date".
    Audio found of Corey Feldman naming alleged Hollywood paedophiles in 1993

    Audio found of Corey Feldman naming alleged Hollywood paedophiles in 1993

    Feldman is making regarding an investigation in 1993", said the Sheriff's Office. He confirmed Jon Grissom as one of his abusers while on " The Dr.
  • Raila will be charged with high treason, death - AG Muigai

    Raila will be charged with high treason, death - AG Muigai

    Mr Odinga has insisted that he won the August 8 presidential poll and accuses the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) of rigging him out.

    British Govt. must apologise for Jallianwala Bagh massacre: London Mayor Sadiq Khan

    Mr Khan was also presented with a Siropa (robe of honour) by the officials of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC). The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said, "The Jallianwala Bagh massacre is one of the most horrific events in Indian history".
    Lululemon beats on earnings and raises its guidance

    Lululemon beats on earnings and raises its guidance

    Crystal Rock Capital Management acquired a new position in lululemon athletica during the 2nd quarter valued at about $2,418,000. The Royal Bank Of Scotland Group Plc holds 558,175 shares with $17.47 million value, up from 466,160 last quarter.
  • Priyanka Chopra tops world's sexiest Asian woman list again

    Priyanka Chopra tops world's sexiest Asian woman list again

    She got back her tag from Deepika Padukone who was on the top in 2016 but this time Deepika stands on the 3rd position. Thanking the publication, the actress said, "I can not actually take credit for this at all".
    Airtel launches Intex Aqua Lions N1 under its 'Mera Pehla Smartphone' series

    Airtel launches Intex Aqua Lions N1 under its 'Mera Pehla Smartphone' series

    If the customers do not want to recharge with Rs. 169 plan, they have the flexibility of doing recharges of any denomination. Shares of BHARTI AIRTEL LTD. was last trading in BSE at Rs.483.95 as compared to the previous close of Rs. 490.5.
    Record Da Vinci painting to be exhibited at Louvre Abu Dhabi

    Record Da Vinci painting to be exhibited at Louvre Abu Dhabi

    Buyers from the Middle East and Asia have been snapping up masterpieces to fill regional museums - and pushing prices ever higher. A spokeswoman for Christie's said it did not comment on the identities of any buyer or seller without their permission.