The Chinese Intermediate People’s Court No.1 in Beijing issues second abuse of dominance decision under the new anti-monopoly law (Baidu / TRISC - Tangshan Renren Information Service Company)

On December 18, 2009, a Chinese court ruled in favor of Baidu, Inc. (“Baidu”), allegedly the largest Chinese search engine company, in a lawsuit filed by Tangshan Renren Information Service Company (“TRISC”), an online information platform. TRISC alleged that Baidu abused its dominant market position by downgrading TRISC in Baidu search results. This is the first Internet-related anti-monopoly lawsuit decided under the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law (“AML”), which took effect in August 2008. I. Background TRISC operates an online platform linking medicine manufacturers with distributors and users. TRISC claimed that Baidu abused its dominant position in the Chinese search engine market by lowering its search ranking in Baidu search results. TRISC alleged Baidu caused TRISC‘s website to be

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  • Jones Day (Beijing)
  • Jones Day (Beijing)
  • Winston & Strawn (Washington)

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Peter J. Wang, Yizhe Zhang, Stephen Harris, The Chinese Intermediate People’s Court No.1 in Beijing issues second abuse of dominance decision under the new anti-monopoly law (Baidu / TRISC - Tangshan Renren Information Service Company), 18 décembre 2009, e-Competitions December 2009, Art. N° 33758

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