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Case summary: Unlawful restrictions of online sales of ASICS running shoes

Date of issue: 16.02.2016

In its decision of 26 August 2015 pursuant to section 32 (3) of the German Act against Restraints of Competition (Gesetz gegen Wettbewerbsbeschränkungen – GWB), the Bundeskartellamt made a retrospective declaration that the use of the “distribution system 1.0” by ASICS Deutschland GmbH vis-à-vis its authorised distributors based in Germany violated Art. 101 (1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU)/section 1 GWB.