Italy - Secondary ticketing: Italian Competition Authority imposes 1.7 million euro fines on five companies for unfair commercial practices
On 5 April 2017 the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) closed formal proceedings against five companies: Ticketone SpA, the company selling online tickets for shows and leisure events, and four companies operating in the online secondary ticketing market: Viagogo (based in Switzerland), Ticketbis (Spain), Mywayticket (Switzerland) and Seatwave (UK). The proceedings had been started in October 2016 for alleged unfair commercial practices.
Australia - ACCC takes action against Apple over alleged misleading consumer guarantee representations
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has instituted proceedings in the Australian Federal Court against Apple Pty Limited and its US-based parent company, Apple Inc., (together, Apple) alleging that Apple made false, misleading, or deceptive representations about consumers’ rights under the Australian Consumer Law.
Italy - Samsung fined 3.1 million euros for misleading and aggressive commercial practices in promoting products
On 25 January 2017 the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) imposed a fine on Samsung Electronics Italia S.p.A., subsidiary of the Samsung Group, for infringing the law with two misleading and aggressive commercial practices, related to the marketing of its products.