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The French Competition Authority has accepted commitments from Nespresso in relation to alleged exclusionary practices concerning its coffee machines and capsules.
On 21 March 2014, the European Commission adopted a revised technology transfer block exemption regulation and accompanying guidelines.
Italy’s highest administrative court has ruled that Pfizer’s use of patents and SPCs relating to Xalatan/latanoprost in Italy constituted an abuse of its dominant position.
It is fascinating to see competition law used as a tool to encourage innovation in the traditional collecting society business model.
A recent US case could have been designed to tick as many ‘topical’ boxes as possible, ranging over the financial sector, big data and the possibly anti-competitive use of technology.
Of particular interest to us UK-based competition lawyers, 31 March was the last day of trading for the UK’s Office of Fair Trading.
The central subject of AG Wahl’s opinion is whether the tariff arrangements of Cartes Bancaires in relation to credit cards is an agreement that restricts competition by ‘object’.
Lookalikes: a wealth of confusion… brand-owners vs own-branders | competition law vs law of unfair competition
Lookalikes are an age-old problem as brand-owners try to protect their brands from copying or leveraging by retailers or others.
The European Commission’s first decisions on ‘pay-for-delay’ arrangements attempt a tricky balancing of competing legal and policy objectives.
Five interesting things you might not have spotted about Case C-351/12, OSA (aka the ‘Czech Spa’ case)
A Czech spa provided guests with music, but without having entered into a licence with the Czech collecting society, OSA.
In TruePosition Inc v LM Ericsson et al, it is claimed that member companies of 3GPP and the SSO colluded to exclude TruePosition’s technology from the 4G standard.
This article addresses the most significant resulting proposals and focuses in particular on new powers for the Competition Appeal Tribunal.
The harmonisation of member states’ damages laws relating to EU competition law have long been on the European Commission’s agenda.
E-commerce businesses should take a look at the discussion of MFN clauses in the Competition Commission’s Provisional Findings Report in its private motor insurance investigation.