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ASICS dealers allowed to use price comparison engines

Date of issue: 25.01.2018

Federal Court of Justice confirms Bundeskartellamt's decision


In its decision of 12 December, 2017, published on 19 January, 2018, the Federal Court of Justice decided that ASICS may not forbid its dealers from using price comparison engines (Link to the decision, in German). According to the decision, per se prohibitions which are not tied to quality requirements are illegal. The Court found that the infringement of competition law was so obvious that no hearing was required for further clarification and that the case need not be submitted to the European Court of Justice.

For further information please see the Press Release.