CASE COMMENT - ABUSE OF DOMINANT POSITION - PROPOSAL OF COMMITMENTS - LICENSE FOR USE OF A NUMBERING FOR THE CLASSIFICATION OF STAMPS

Abuse of dominance - Undertakings: The French Competition Council accepts commitments intended to solve an abuse of dominance of intellectual property rights in the publishing industry Philatelic (Yvert & Tellier)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Competition Council, Decision No. 05-S-02 of March 18, 2005, Yvert & Tellier Facts Yvert & Tellier, a publisher of stamp quotation catalogues, has developed a numbering system that acts as a de facto standard for the quotation and trading of stamps. In November 2004, a competitor, the Dallay company, filed a complaint with the Competition Council. It alleged that Yvert & Tellier was abusing its dominant position by refusing it access to the numbering of its catalogue. It was thus unable to establish a correspondence with its own numbering system and to use it as a common numbering

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Karine Biancone, Abuse of dominance - Undertakings: The French Competition Council accepts commitments intended to solve an abuse of dominance of intellectual property rights in the publishing industry Philatelic (Yvert & Tellier), 18 March 2005, Concurrences N° 2-2005, Art. N° 27222, www.concurrences.com

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