Impending ban on sales of luxury goods unsettles market place dealers

Manufacturers may prohibit dealers from distributing goods via market places such as eBay or Amazon. That is what the Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) demands. The leading specialist trade journal, TextilWirtschaft, interviewed Dr. Holger Gauss, Attorney-at-Law at Grünecker, who represents a broad range of luxury brands. Should this view prevail at the CJEU, manufacturers will make use of the opportunity to selectively limit the distribution of higher-priced goods, anticipates Dr. Gauss. In the case of mass-produced articles, however, Dr. Gauss does not reckon with any such restrictions.