Comments of the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Munich of 29 April 2013 on the Green Paper of the European Commission on Unfair Trading Practices in the Business-to-Business Food and Non-Food Supply Chain in Europe Dated 31 January 2013, Com(2013) 37 Final

Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property & Competition Law Research Paper No. 13-11

IIC - International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law , Vol. 44, No. 6, pp. 701-709

11 Pages Posted: 20 Sep 2013

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Reto Hilty

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition; University of Zurich; Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Frauke Henning-Bodewig

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Rupprecht Podszun

Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf - Faculty of Law; Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Date Written: April 29, 2013

Abstract

The economic situation in the retail chain is increasingly characterised by cross-border transactions of undertakings with market power. As the European Commission rightly points out in its Green Paper this may lead to unbalanced bargaining power and unfair market practices. The Green Paper considers the different approaches of national law to combat such unfair B2B practices in the supply chain as promoting the development of trade barriers and suggests specific regulation. The Comments of the Max Planck Institute point out that such specific legislation may lead to a further fragmentation and incoherency of the European aquis and may cause rifts within existing and proposed regulations in the field of antitrust law, unfair competition law and contract law.

Keywords: Unfair trading practices, Business-to-business practices in the supply chain, Antitrust law, Unfair competition law, Contract law, European aquis

Suggested Citation

Hilty, Reto and Henning-Bodewig, Frauke and Podszun, Rupprecht, Comments of the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Munich of 29 April 2013 on the Green Paper of the European Commission on Unfair Trading Practices in the Business-to-Business Food and Non-Food Supply Chain in Europe Dated 31 January 2013, Com(2013) 37 Final (April 29, 2013). Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property & Competition Law Research Paper No. 13-11 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2317146

Reto Hilty

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )

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Munich, Bayern 80539
Germany

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University of Zurich

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Zürich, CH-8001
Switzerland

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Munich, 80539
Germany

Frauke Henning-Bodewig

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )

Marstallplatz 1
Munich, Bayern 80539
Germany

Rupprecht Podszun (Contact Author)

Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf - Faculty of Law

Universitätsstr. 1
Düsseldorf, D-40225
Germany

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )

Marstallplatz 1
Munich, Bayern 80539
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.ip.mpg.de/de/pub/wissenschaftler/wissenschaftliche_mitarbeiter/rupprecht_podszun.cfm

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