March 1986

Unilateral Practices

The EU Commission fines a Dutch speciality chemicals company €10 million for abusing its dominant position in the organic peroxides market (Akzo Chemie)
European Commission - DG COMP (Brussels)
Commission imposes record antitrust fine on dutch multinational* The Commission today announced its decision to impose a fine of 10 million ECU on AKZO CHEMIE, the speciality chemicals arm of the Dutch multinational chemical and fibres group AKZO, for abusing its dominant position in the (...)

Procedures

The Court of First Instance of Charleroi considers a copyright exclusivity clause to be pro-competitive and awards damages for the breach of the clause by videotapes sellers (GPFI / DGD / VRP)
BECI (Brussels)
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Liège University (Liège)
Background The proceedings in that case were initiated by GPFI, Belga Film, Cinélibre, la Médiathèque de la Communauté française de Belgique and Super Video Production respectively copyright holder and licensees of the movie “Un homme à ma taille”. The complainants sued DGD and VRP, two companies (...)

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