CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES – EUROPEAN UNION – REFUSAL TO SELL – LACK OF NECESSITY OF THE INFORMATION REQUESTED

Refusal to sell: The General Court of the European Union upholds a decision of the European Commission to reject a complaint relating to software interoperability (Contact Software)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In a judgment of 14 September 2017, the Court of First Instance of the European Union (the "Court") confirmed a decision rejecting a complaint by the European Commission (the "Commission") in a case concerning the issue of interoperability between software from different suppliers and the refusal of certain suppliers to provide the technical information enabling such interoperability. The complaint was lodged with the Commission by Contact Software GmbH ("Contact" or the "applicant"), which denounced the practices of Dassault Systèmes ("Dassault") and Parametric. Contact is a provider of product data management (PDM) software which allows companies to

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Anne Wachsmann, Refusal to sell: The General Court of the European Union upholds a decision of the European Commission to reject a complaint relating to software interoperability (Contact Software), 14 September 2017, Concurrences N° 4-2017, Art. N° 85213, pp. 99-101

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