On 5 August 2011, the Commission announced that it had opened formal proceedings in relation to alleged anti-competitive practices by luxury watch manufacturers. This follows a December 2010 judgment of the General Court that annulled the Commission’s decision to reject a complaint alleging breach of competition law by several watch manufacturers. In order to take account of the General Court’s ruling, the Commission is now investigating further the complainant’s allegations that several luxury watch manufacturers have breached competition law by refusing to supply spare parts to independent repairers.