FREEDOM OF COMPETITION
The principle is that of freedom of competition case law on freedom of competition affirms this freedom within the limits resulting in particular from the requirement of fair competition.
The legislative provisions concerning the freedom of prices put an end to the price control measures, but predatory pricing is subject to competition law and abuse in pricing under the law of sale.
THE COMPANY AND THE FAIRNESS OF COMPETITION
The jurisprudential rules concerning unfair competition aim to ensure honest uses of trade. The company must seek to conquer customers and not to divert those of its competitors . It must not engage in parasitic competition , create confusion in the minds of customers by slavishly imitating the products and services of its competitors or by counterfeiting, denigrate its competitors or seek to disorganize them by poaching their employees.
THE COMPANY AND THE PROTECTION OF COMPETITION
Competition law is governed at the national level by the provisions of the Commercial Code on competition . In French law, the objective of competition law is first of all to protect competitors, and not the consumer.
CUSTOMERS AND COMPETITION
THE COMPANY AND THE MARKET
RELEVANT PRODUCTS AND MARKET
the criteria for defining the relevant market in which the company is positioned
the power of the company in the market
the prohibition of cartels which targets agreements between companies
ABUSE OF A DOMINANT POSITION
the prohibition of abuse of a dominant position which targets the fact that one or more companies abuse a dominant position
PROTECTION OF ASSETS AGAINST COMPETITION