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IP guidance in China still needs more revision, experts say

IP guidance in China still needs more revision, experts say

19 April 2017

China’s latest draft guidelines on enforcing against intellectual property abuses are not up to scratch, the Global Antitrust Institute said this week, pointing to several proposals that would steer Chinese antitrust authorities away from international standards.

Skadden promotes in Brussels

Skadden promotes in Brussels

19 April 2017

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has promoted counsel Giorgio Motta to partner in Brussels.

Danish enforcer fines Olympus for RPM

Danish enforcer fines Olympus for RPM

18 April 2017

Denmark’s competition watchdog today said it has fined the Danish branch of optical and digital equipment manufacturer Olympus 3.6 million kroner (€484,000), after the company admitted to engaging in resale price maintenance.

Google settles Russian Android charges

Google settles Russian Android charges

18 April 2017

Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service yesterday settled a two-year battle with Google after the company agreed to change its policy on Android mobile devices’ pre-installed apps and search engine settings.

Huawei/ZTE leaves SEP framework “incomplete”, EU Commission says

Huawei/ZTE leaves SEP framework “incomplete”, EU Commission says

18 April 2017

The European Commission is consulting on how it can improve what it calls an incomplete framework for evaluating standard-essential patents – although several observers question whether the enforcer is best-suited to wade into the debate.

UK intervenes in telecoms deal following national security concerns

UK intervenes in telecoms deal following national security concerns

13 April 2017

The UK’s business ministry now has the final say over a Chinese company’s takeover of a digital radio manufacturer, marking the first time the country’s government has intervened on national security grounds in just over a decade.

Brexit transition should accommodate antitrust, says working group

13 April 2017

The EU and UK should put mechanisms in place to avoid problems in antitrust enforcement during the country’s transition from being a member state, the Brexit Competition Law Working Group said today.

Mauritius delivers first RPM decision

Mauritius delivers first RPM decision

13 April 2017

The Mauritian competition authority hit a local meat distribution and marketing company with the country’s first-ever penalty for resale price maintenance.

Shearman launches in Italy

Shearman launches in Italy

13 April 2017

Shearman & Sterling has hired former European Commission official Paolisa Nebbia as counsel to launch an Italian antitrust practice.

Last chance to be the early bird at GCR Live California

13 April 2017

Discounted rates for GCR Live IP & Antitrust California expire tomorrow evening.