Tencent Defeats Qihoo 360 in First Antitrust Litigation Involving Instant Messaging Services* The simmering war between two Chinese giant internet companies Qihoo 360 Technology Co., Ltd. (Qihoo 360) and Tencent Inc. (Tencent) culminated in Qihoo 360 losing the first antitrust litigation involving instant messaging services (IM services) in the trial of first instance. On March 28, the Guangdong High People’s Court (Guangdong High Court) declared that Tencent did not commit the abuse of dominance as defined in the PRC Anti-Monopoly Law (AML). The Guangdong High Court further held Qihoo 360 responsible for the 790, 000 RMB litigation costs. Qihoo 360 expressed that it would retain the rights to appeal. In November 2011, Qihoo 360 filed a lawsuit with the Guangdong High Court under the
The Chinese Guangdong High Court dismisses an action for damages in a case of abuse of dominance (Qihoo / Tencent)
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