The Italian Competition Authority fines a company for abuse of dominance for refusal to licence press release rights (Editorial Initiatives Company)

With a decision dated 20 December 2017, the Italian Competition Authority (“ICA”, “Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato”, “AGCM”) has sanctioned S.I.E. S.p.A. (“SIE”) for an abuse of dominant position in the press review services sector, in violation of Article 3 of Italian Law no. 287/1990. The ICA investigation (i.e. proceedings A503) started on December 2016 in the light of the information submitted by Euregio S.r.l. Gmbh (“Euregio”), complaining about SIE’s refusal to licence its intellectual property rights on the

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  • University of Rome "La Sapienza"

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Carlotta Ienca, The Italian Competition Authority fines a company for abuse of dominance for refusal to licence press release rights (Editorial Initiatives Company), 20 December 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin December 2017, Art. N° 86346

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