A Chinese District Court rules for the plaintiff in an unfair competition case relating the antivirus software industry (Tencent / Qihoo)

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On April 26, 2011, Beijing Chaoyang District Court (the “Court”) ruled against Qihoo, the provider of 360 (a widely used antivirus software) and two other defendants in a case brought by Tencent, the operator of “QQ,” a popular instant-messaging tool in China. On September 26, 2010, Qihoo alleged that its “360” software detected that QQ had engaged in suspicious spying activities in relation to the private files and data of QQ users. Qihoo subsequently launched “360 Privacy Guard,” software designed to detect data that QQ had extracted from

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  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Hong Kong)
  • Norton Rose Fulbright (Brussels)
  • China Construction Bank Europe (Luxembourg)

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Matthew I. Bachrack, Jay Modrall, Shan Hu, A Chinese District Court rules for the plaintiff in an unfair competition case relating the antivirus software industry (Tencent / Qihoo), 26 April 2011, e-Competitions Privacy and antitrust, Art. N° 45033

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