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Canadian court puts e-books appeal on hold

Canadian court puts e-books appeal on hold

20 April 2017

Canada’s Federal Court yesterday stayed Kobo’s application for a judicial review of the second round of Competition Bureau e-book settlements, in order to let the country’s specialist competition tribunal rule on whether Canada has jurisdiction over the alleged e-book price-fixing.

Lipsky outlines principles for US FTC reforms

Lipsky outlines principles for US FTC reforms

19 April 2017

The acting director of the US Federal Trade Commission’s bureau of competition today said the agency’s new initiative to reform its processes will keep investigations closely tied to economic theories of harm, while taking advantage of existing practices for review of staff work.

Vivendi ordered to cut stake in Mediaset or Telecom Italia

Vivendi ordered to cut stake in Mediaset or Telecom Italia

19 April 2017

Italy’s telecommunications regulator yesterday told Vivendi to reduce its stakes in broadcaster Mediaset or Telecom Italia, or face fines for breaking rules on concentration of ownership in the Italian media industry.

Law firm and funder seek interchange claimants

Law firm and funder seek interchange claimants

19 April 2017

Law firm Collyer Bristow and litigation funder Augusta have agreed to help retailers sue MasterCard and Visa over the credit card companies’ multilateral interchange fees, potentially adding more claims to a large number already brought in the UK.

Ex-enforcers say US FTC reforms continue prior efforts

Ex-enforcers say US FTC reforms continue prior efforts

19 April 2017

While the US Federal Trade Commission says its new reform initiatives implement President Donald Trump’s order to cut unnecessary bureaucracy throughout government, alumni of both antitrust agencies have seen efforts to streamline their processes for years.

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.

Government must address misuse of competition laws, says Garza

Government must address misuse of competition laws, says Garza

GCR USA - 19 April 2017

The Trump Administration needs to address concerns raised about the ways in which antitrust laws outside the US may be being used to harm competition and US companies, a former Department of Justice official said yesterday.

Party in the USA: The Tipline for 19 April 2017

GCR USA - 19 April 2017

After stopping by the US Chamber of Commerce yesterday, today we’re back at the Federal Trade Commission building to cover the 1-800 Contacts hearing. Happy hump day!

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.