The Inspection Directorate of the National Institute for the Defense of Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property (Indecopi) initiated monitoring and follow-up actions in light of the information that the chain cinepolis would be restricting the entry of food into their rooms cinema.
“To do this, the institution has sent him a letter specifying that such restrictions could constitute abusive clauses, giving him a period of two business days to report the actions he would take in this regard”they indicated.
The organization maintains that this type of case has already been resolved previously with chains such as Cinemark and Cineplanet, and it was established that consumers can enter the theaters with the same food and beverages that are sold in the confectioneries of both chains.
“We urge suppliers in this area to take into account what was previously ordered by the institution in the face of similar cases and cease this type of practice,” they pointed out
In addition, Indecopi recalled that citizens have the right to denounce this type of act.