The Guangdong High Court rules against plaintiff in high-profile on-line abuse of dominance case (Qihoo / Tencent)

On the 28th March 2013 the Guangdong High Court published their eagerly awaited decision regarding the abuse of dominance antitrust dispute between Qihoo 360 (Qihoo, the Plaintiff) and Tecent QQ (Tencent, the Defendant). The decision was over fifty thousand Chinese characters in length. This note provides a summary of the case. Interested readers are advised to read the original or translated court decision, with particular reference to Section 6, the Decision of the Court. The first section discusses the timeline of the case and the legal process. The second section provides some background and sets out the claims of the parties. The third section summarises the Courts decision. The fourth section discusses four interesting elements of the Courts decision. First, the Court takes a

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David Stallibrass, The Guangdong High Court rules against plaintiff in high-profile on-line abuse of dominance case (Qihoo / Tencent), 28 March 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin IT & Dominance, Art. N° 56435

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