Frankfurt Supreme Court rules in the Coty case

8.3.2018

On 12 July 2018, the Frankfurt Supreme Court delivered judgment in the dispute between Coty and Akzente. The case concerned a prohibition of sale of luxury goods on third-party online platforms. The decision is in line with the preliminary ruling of the European Court of Justice.
Judgment of 12 July 2018 by the Frankfurt Supreme Court – 11 U 96/14 (Kart)
By senior intern Sebastian Willigenburg Andersen

Following a preliminary reference to the European Court of Justice, the Frankfurt Supreme Court has now passed judgment in the Coty case. Thus, the Court agreed with the European Court of Justice, finding that Coty was allowed to prohibit the sale of its luxury goods on third-party online platforms such as Amazon and Ebay.

Akzente now has to decide whether to appeal the decision to the German Supreme Court. 

Read our previous mention of the preliminary ruling of the European Court of Justice.