Case T- 712/14 CEAHR v Commission (rejection of complaint) [Archived]
Case T- 712/14 CEAHR v Commission (rejection of complaint) [Archived]

The following Competition guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Case T- 712/14 CEAHR v Commission (rejection of complaint) [Archived]
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CASE HUB (NOTE—appeal lodged by CEAHR before the Court of Justice in Case C- 3/18 P)

ARCHIVED—this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the judgment of 23 October 2017; it is no longer maintained.

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Case facts

Outline Appeal to the General Court against the European Commission decision rejecting a complaint brought by CEAHR alleging a breach of Articles 101 and/or 102 TFEU by a number of watch manufacturers in relation to a refusal to continue to supply spare parts to independent watch repairers.

Outcome On 23 October 2017, the General Court issued its judgment, dismissing in its entirety an action for annulment of the decision of the European Commission to reject a complaint by CEAHR alleging a breach of Articles 101 and/or 102 TFEU by a number of watch manufacturers in relation to a refusal to continue to supply spare parts to independent watch repairers. The General Court concluded that the action brought failed to demonstrate that the Commission overstepped the limits of its discretion in rejecting the complaint and that it is acceptable for the manufacturers to restrict access to spare parts