German Antitrust Watchdog Eyes Amazon Pricing Clause

Law360, New York (February 20, 2013, 7:51 PM EST) -- Germany's antitrust watchdog said Wednesday that it launched a survey of retailers who offer products through Amazon.com's Marketplace platform, looking into whether a prohibition on offering wares at cheaper prices through other online sales channels runs afoul of competition law.   

The Bundeskartellamt, or Federal Cartel Office, said its web survey of 2,400 sellers aimed to gauge the effects of a “price parity clause” that bars them for selling the products they offer on Amazon Marketplace for less money on other platforms such as eBay or the...
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