FAS opened a case against Google

20-02-2015 | 12:13

On 20 February 2015, the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS Russia) opened proceedings against “Google Inc.” upon elements of violating the antimonopoly law. Earlier the Antimonopoly Service received a complaint from “Yandex” about anticompetitive actions of “Google”.

The Head of FAS, Igor Artemiev pointed out that “the EC has been conducting the investigation for already a long time, American Courts already made several decisions on the issue. We have been monitoring the situation closely for long, and when “Yandex” approached us, we opened a case against “Google”.

FAS suspects that “Google” violated Part 1 Article 14 of No.135-FZ Federal Law “On Protection of Competition” and, possibly, some other Articles of No.135-FZ.

The date for case investigating shall be set within 15 days after it was initiated.

Should facts of violating the antimonopoly law by “Google” be exposed, FAS can issue a determination to adjust contracts with producers of mobile devices, excluding those Clauses from the contracts that limit installing applications and services of other developers on these devices.

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