ICOMP notes the news that the European Commission is continuing with the process of settlement negotiations with Google following a lengthy investigation into well documented allegations that the Internet giant is violating competition law. ICOMP members applaud the rigorous EU approach of binding commitments and market testing, but these eventual remedies must address the issue … read more
Rumours have been circulating this week that Google may ‘voluntarily’ make some changes to the way it conducts its search business and thereby avoid any action or indeed even censure from the FTC. Whilst the actual decision of the FTC is still unknown, what is clear is that the situation in Europe is very different. … read more
Last week the European commission launched a public consultation in order to help evaluate the overall functioning of the civil enforcement system for IPR across the European Union. This survey will look to help with improving IPR enforcement across europe. The consultation period itself, having begun on 30th November 2012 will run until 30th March 2013. … read more
Last week saw ICOMP Member, White House being commended at the opening of the European Citizen Award winners’ exhibition, held at the European Parliament in Brussels. White House won a European Citizen Award for its work with the project ‘Colours’, displaying the many ‘Colours of Carinthia’ through the portraits of 50 people who have migrated … read more
Podcast: ICOMP’s David Wood speaks to ZDNet about online competition and the state of the market in Australia
ICOMP legal Counsel David Wood was this week interviewed by Twisted Wire’s Phil Dobbieregarding Google’s activities in the online marketplace and in particular, the Australian market. The full podcast can be found below.
Member Blog, One News Page: Google antitrust investigation in spotlight as U.S., European regulators meet
The business practices of Internet giant Google were on the agenda of a meeting between antitrust regulators from both sides of the Atlantic BRUSSELS, Belgium — The ongoing investigations into Google’s business practices were set to be discussed by the chiefs of the U.S. and European antitrust regulators in Brussels on Monday. The chairman of … read more