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Monday, January 19, 2009

Canadian Competition Bureau Seeks Comments on Abuse of Dominance Guidelines

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

According to a press release:

The Competition Bureau is seeking public comments on its Draft Abuse of Dominance Guidelines. These Guidelines outline the Bureau's approach to enforcing the abuse of dominance provisions under the Competition Act (sections 78 and 79). They are part of the Bureau's continuing effort to promote transparent and predictable enforcement policies.

The draft guidelines are available here.

January 19, 2009 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Crisis Cartels OK in Korea?

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

A client alert by the excellent Jones Day antitrust team provides the following news:

On December 18, 2008, the primary competition law agency of Korea, the Korea Fair Trade Commission ("KFTC"), submitted to the President of Korea the KFTC’s business plan for 2009. Among other priorities, the KFTC stated that it plans to "strengthen enforcement against abuse of intellectual property rights by global companies in the IT, pharmaceutical, and other new technology industries." It specifically states that the KFTC will "focus on monitoring conduct [of such global companies] that would restrain business activity of another company by abusing their patent rights, thereby, for example, (1) interfering with new entry by such company or (2) coercing such company to purchase raw materials [from them or their designees]."

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

EC Attacks Microsoft (Again)

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

The Financial Times notes that Internet Explorer is the target this time.

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