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- Paul Maloney Fashion Agency Pty Ltd131 692 030
Paul Maloney Fashion Agency Pty Ltd is a sales agent that represents designers of fashion handbags, among other goods. In April 2011 Paul Maloney Fashion Agency attempted to induce an on-line reseller not to sell handbags below the recommended retail prices specified by the handbag designer.
Paul Maloney Fashion Agency has acknowledged that its conduct in:
- making it known to a client that it may not advertise for sale or sell goods for a price less than a price specified by Paul Maloney, or the designer of the goods;
- attempting to induce a client not to advertise for sale or sell goods for a price less than a price specified by Paul Maloney, or the designer of the goods;
-using a statement of price that is likely to be understood by a client to be a statement of a specified price below which goods are not to be advertised or sold, and
- making it known to agents and suppliers of other designers of fashion goods that resellers are offering for sale goods from those designers at prices less than recommended retail price and advising those agents and suppliers to induce, or attempt to induce, resellers not to advertise or to sell goods from those designers at a price less than the specified price;
was likely to contravene section 48 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the CCA).
Paul Maloney Fashion Agency has provided the ACCC with an undertaking under section 87B of the CCA that it will not engage in the conduct; write to its clients to alert them to the undertaking and to implement a CCA compliance program.