Blog Bite: Can joint ventures legally set fixed prices for products sold within a market, albeit under each of the separate brand names of the joint venture's members?

March 28, 2006

This article posted on our partner site discusses a US Supreme Court decision where the court held that two traditional competitors that form a joint venture can, pursuant to the purpose of the venture, set a fixed price for products sold under each of the joint venture’s members brand names. Because the core activity of the venture itself was the pricing of products, this was not illegal anti-competitive conduct.

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Nature of Relationship
Joint Venture Agreement
USA (Federal)

Written by Alina.