The Indian Competition Commission pertains for the first time to the concept of ‘aftermarkets’ and discusses the interface between IPRs and competition law (Honda / Volkswagen / Fiat)

CCI Order on Car Manufacturers for Anti-Competitive Conduct* Facts: Information was filed under Section 19(1)(a) of the Competition Act, 2002 (“Act”) initially against 3 car manufacturers [1] alleging anti-competitive practices on part of the opposite parties (“OPs”). OP1 to OP3 were involved in the business of manufacture, sale, distribution and servicing of passenger motor vehicles in India and also operated/authorized/controlled the operations of various authorized workshops and service stations which were selling automobile spare parts, besides, rendering aftersale automobile maintenance services. The informant alleged that the components and parts used in the manufacture of OP’s respective brand of automobiles were often sourced from independent original equipment suppliers

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Ann M. Jose, The Indian Competition Commission pertains for the first time to the concept of ‘aftermarkets’ and discusses the interface between IPRs and competition law (Honda / Volkswagen / Fiat), 25 August 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin August 2014, Art. N° 69692

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