On 27 August 2015, the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) concluded its competition investigation into the online distribution system of Asics Deutschland, one of Germany’s leading athletics brands. Under German and European competition law, manufacturers of branded products have a right to safeguard quality standards in the distribution of their products and impose requirements to this effect on their authorised dealers. However, these measures may not be allowed to excessively restrict small and medium-sized dealers in their ability to sell –Read More–