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French Competition Authority closes Adidas competition probe concerning online sales policy

FCA closes its investigation into Adidas, over alleged restrictive online sales provisions, after the German producer changed its distribution policy.

19 November 2015
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German FCO opens proceedings against Apple and Amazon audiobook units

FCO probes whether the distribution agreement between Audible, the audiobook unit of Amazon, and Apple infringes competition rules.

18 November 2015
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ASICS to appeal German FCO’s prohibition decision

ASICS appeals the FCO's decision that its distribution policy constituted a de-facto prohibition of internet sales.

18 November 2015
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Google responds to the European Commission, challenging mismatched legal theory

Google responds to Commission’s charges in relation to comparison shopping product, challenging the legal theory behind its Statement of Objections.

05 November 2015
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European Commission publishes Work Programme for 2016

The European Commission’s 2016 Work Programme continues with the priorities outlined last year.

05 November 2015
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High Court rules that the Uber app is not a taximeter

In a significant blow to London's black cabs, the courts have ruled that Uber's drivers will not be subject to the same level of regulation.

22 October 2015
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European Director-General for Competition on the digital sector and the drive for an EU-wide Digital Single Market

Director-General for Competition gives first speech on competition challenges facing the digital sector and the drive for an EU Digital Single Market.

EU trade mark reform on the horizon

An edited version of this article appeared in Intellectual Property Magazine's June 2015 issue. Shortly after publication, the agreed texts of the re-cast Trade Marks Directive and new...

23 June 2015
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FCO closes investigation against price comparison services provider Verivox

The FCO has closed its investigation into price comparison services provider Verivox after the company agreed to stop using best-price clauses.

04 June 2015
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AGCM accepts measures to increase transparency in the car insurance comparison website sector

The Italian Competition Authority has recently accepted, and made binding, the remedy package offered by insurance comparison website operators.

20 May 2015
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FCO fines producer of portable GPS for RPM infringement in continued focus on vertical cases

The German Federal Cartel Office has fined United Navigation, a producer of portable GPS systems, for inducing retailers to maintain a retail price.

19 May 2015
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Europe’s Bright Digital Future?

A Digital Single Market for Europe? The European Commission sets out 16 initiatives to make it happen.

08 May 2015
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