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Luxury Goods and Third-Party Online Platforms: The ECJ’s Judgment in the Coty Case

Penelope Alexia Giosa


Case C-230/16 Coty Germany GmbH v Parfümerie Akzente GmbH, Court of Justice of the European Union (First Chamber), 6 December 2017, ECLI:EU:C:2017:941.
Reference for a preliminary ruling — Competition — Agreements, decisions and concerted practices — Article 101(1) TFEU — Selective distribution of luxury cosmetics products — Clause prohibiting distributors from making use of a non-authorised third party in the context of internet sales — Regulation (EU) No 330/2010 — Article 4(b) and (c)

Penelope Alexia Giosa, PhD candidate in Competition Law, Centre for Competition Policy (CCP), University of East Anglia. For correspondence: <>.


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