The Chinese High People’s Court of Guangdong issues a judgment on the definition of the relevant market in alleged abuse of dominance case in the IT sector (Qihoo / Tencent)

I. Introduction 1. Beijing Qihoo Technology Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to “Qihoo”) is the copyright owner and operator of 360 safe software. Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., and Shenzhen Tencent Computer System Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to “Tencent”) are respectively the copyright owner and actual controller of QQ instant messaging software. In China, the dispute between Qihoo and Tencent has been for a long time, and is called vividly as “3Q war” by IT circle. 2. On November 3, 2010, Tencent issued a Letter to All QQ Users, to request a terminal user only can choose one for use between QQ software and 360 software, delete 360 software or exit QQ software. Under the extensive attention of social public, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's

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Meng Yanbei, The Chinese High People’s Court of Guangdong issues a judgment on the definition of the relevant market in alleged abuse of dominance case in the IT sector (Qihoo / Tencent), 28 March 2013, e-Competitions March 2013, Art. N° 51785

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