Selective Distribution And The Internet Under French And European Law

The exceptional growth of electronic commerce poses several legal challenges, including the question of the compatibility of selective distribution systems with the Internet. The issue is whether the closed and elitist universe of selective distribution can find a place within the borderless space of the Internet. According to the latest developments under French and European law, the use of the Internet as a selective distribution sale device is not excluded.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What legal rules apply to selective distribution systems under French and European law?
Under what conditions can an exclusive distribution system be set up on the Internet?


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