Berlin court of ap-peals forbids ban on online sales through third party platforms

by Gabriele Accardo

On 19 September 2013, the Berlin Court of Appeals upheld (news only reported in German) the judgment of the Regional Court Berlin which ruled that Alfred Sternjakob GmbH, a manufacturer of Scout and 4You brands satchels for schoolchildren is prohibited from subjecting the supply of the products to a retailer to the condition that prohibited the retailer from re-selling the products over third party open platforms and marketplaces, such as eBay or Amazon. The text of the judgment is not yet available.