Firms blocking Web sales limit competition: EU court

A corporate policy of blocking sales over the Internet is “disproportionate,” Europe’s highest court wrote in an opinion on Thursday, a view that could have wide ramifications for how consumer products are sold.”In the opinion of Advocate General (Jan) Mazak, cosmetic company Pierre-Fabre’s absolute refusal to allow its French distributors to sell its products on the Internet appears to be disproportionate,” the European Court of Justice said in a statement.

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