Resale Price Maintenance and Vertical Territorial Restrictions

Resale Price Maintenance and Vertical Territorial Restrictions

Theory and Practice in EU Competition Law and US Antitrust Law

New Horizons in Competition Law and Economics series

Barbora Jedlicková

Theoretical discussions among competition lawyers and economists on the approach to Resale Price Maintenance (RPM) and Vertical Territorial Restrictions (VTR) have often caused controversy. However, commentators agree that there is a lack of comprehensive study surrounding the topic. This book explores these two forms of anticompetitive conduct from legal, historical, economical, and theoretical points of view, focusing on the EU and US experiences.

Chapter 4: EU development, case studies and summaries

Barbora Jedlicková

Subjects: law - academic, competition and antitrust law

Abstract

This chapter describes the law of resale price maintenance and vertical territorial restraints in the European Union and its development since the beginning of European Economic Community. It discusses it in connection with different factors that have influenced European Union Competition Law while analyzing and summarizing significant and selected European Union cases and pointing out some differences between the US and EU regimes. By examining these cases, the chapter illustrates in detail the changes in approach to RPM and VTR and their application.

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