The EU Commission clears a merger in the Internet search and advertising services markets (Microsoft / Yahoo)

Since the cases made public in China in which a concentration between undertakings is formed by IP transactions are rare, the case of Microsoft/Yahoo in the EU is a good example to shed light on the way the EU deals with concentrations in the case of transfer and license of IPRs. I. Background On December 4, 2009, Microsoft and Yahoo entered into a license agreement and a sales agreement concerning search and advertisement services. According to these agreements, Microsoft was entitled to an exclusive license for 10 years of Yahoo's core search technologies, and had the right

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  • Global Law Office (Beijing)

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Gao Liang, The EU Commission clears a merger in the Internet search and advertising services markets (Microsoft / Yahoo), 18 February 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin February 2010, Art. N° 85371

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