Following dawn raids and a report by the Directorate General for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (DGCCRF), the Autorité de la concurrence has fined several companies active in the sunglasses and glasses frames sector for limiting the freedom of opticians to set prices and/or prohibiting selling their products online
The companies involved are the following:
Companies / Limitation of opticians' pricing freedom / Ban on online sales
Logo and LVMH wished to benefit from the no contest of objections procedure1. Logo was, moreover, placed in judicial liquidation back in 2016.
In total, the Autorité imposed the following penalties:
1The no contest of objections procedure allows a company which does not contest the objections notified to it to obtain a penalty reduction. This procedure has since been replaced by the settlement procedure.