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The European Commission monitors remedies offered by software company in an abuse of dominant case (IBM)

"The 1984 IBM Undertaking - Commission’s monitoring and practical effects"*1. Introduction On 1 August 1984, IBM made an undertaking (U/T) to the Commission concerning IBM‘s future behaviour in the matter of mainframe interface disclosure and memory bundling. In response to the U/T, and on the same date, Mr. Frans Andriessen, Member of the Commission with responsibility for competition policy at that time, sent a letter to Mr. Nicholas de B. Katzenbach, then Senior Vice- President and General Counsel of IBM, informing him that following the U/T the Commission had decided to suspend its proceeding against IBM. Following a short description of the facts leading to the U/T (section 2), a summary of its main content (section 3) and a description of the 1988 review and 1994 notice (section

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Fin Lomholt, The European Commission monitors remedies offered by software company in an abuse of dominant case (IBM), 1 August 1984, e-Competitions Bulletin IT & Dominance, Art. N° 39382

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