Another regulation on agreements for the purchase of products consisting of the combination of parts can be found in Article 4(e)(1) of the notice. The supply contract between the supplier selling those parts and the buyer using those parts in production shall not prevent the supplier from selling those parts to final consumers or repairers who are not authorised by the buyer to maintain or repair the goods. The category of agreements which can be assumed to normally fulfil the conditions laid down in Article 101(3) of the Treaty includes vertical agreements for the purchase or sale of goods or services where such agreements are concluded between non-competing undertakings, between certain competitors or by certain associations of product retailers. undertakings in which one party, in collaboration with one or more of the undertakings referred to in points (a), (b) or (c), or in which two or more of the latter undertakings share the rights or powers referred to in point (a); undertakings which have, directly or indirectly, vis-à-vis a Contracting Party the rights or powers referred to in point (a); In July 2015, the Commission published a statement of objections addressed to several major US film studios and one of Europe`s largest pay-TV companies, on the grounds that the licensing agreements between them hamper the provision of pay-TV services across eu borders, both via satellite and online. In July 2016, the Commission accepted the obligations to close the investigation into one of the major US film studios and an action for annulment of the Commission`s decision, brought by one of the studio`s exclusive licensees, was dismissed by the General Court in December 2018. The limitation of market share, the absence of exemption from certain vertical agreements and the conditions laid down in this Regulation generally ensure that the agreements covered by the block exemption do not allow the parties to eliminate competition in respect of a substantial part of the products concerned. 2. The exemption provided for in paragraph 1 shall apply to vertical agreements concluded between an association of undertakings and its members or between such an association and its suppliers only if all its members are retailers of products and if no member of the association has a total annual turnover of more than EUR 50 million with its associated undertakings. Vertical agreements concluded by such associations shall be covered by this Regulation, without prejudice to the application of Article 101 of the Treaty to horizontal agreements concluded between the members of the association or to decisions adopted by the association. . .

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