Japan Orders Adidas To Stop Fixing EasyTone Shoe Prices

Law360, New York (March 2, 2012, 2:55 PM EST) -- Japan’s Fair Trade Commission on Friday ordered Adidas Japan KK to cease price-fixing, after the commission found the company’s Reebok unit had instructed retailers to sell certain toning shoes at a set price.

The JFTC issued a cease-and-desist order against Adidas Japan, finding the shoe maker forced stores to sell Reebok’s EasyTone-brand toning shoes at designated retail prices.

Before issuing the order, the JFTC gave advance notification to Adidas Japan on the content of the order, according to the JFTC.

The regulator also gave the company...
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