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RPM in the European Union: Any Developments Since Leegin?

BY | November 15, 2013

CFilippo Amato, Nov 14, 2013 Suspicions regarding the use of resale price maintenance in vertical agreements, i.e., agreements between a supplier and its distributors, have long existed in competition law.…

CFilippo Amato, Nov 14, 2013

Suspicions regarding the use of resale price maintenance in vertical agreements, i.e., agreements between a supplier and its distributors, have long existed in competition law. The European Commission defines RPM as “agreements or concerted practices having as their direct or indirect object the establishment of a fixed or minimum resale price or a fixed or minimum price level to be observed by the buyer.”

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