US Federal Trade Commission Consent Order Ends Exclusive Distribution Arrangement
10 March 2010
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The US Federal Trade Commission has issued a consent order against a manufacturer and distributor of photochromic lenses condemning certain distribution policies. In the Matter of Transitions Optical, Inc., FTC File No. 091 0062 (Mar. 3, 2010.) The investigation and resulting consent decree highlight the government’s heightened scrutiny of vertical restraints.