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Analysis of draft patent admin enforcement rules: http://t.co/tEQD5rtNQI Cases increased 50% last year. From @cohenschinaipr

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After one week, some scepticism about Dacheng-Dentons: http://t.co/vAzDcN8zpH @WSJlaw and http://t.co/Ha9gOnL5n5 @AmericanLawyer

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RT @danharris: A bibliograhy of recent articles/posts on China VIEs. http://t.co/LysoV5JL9O http://t.co/CHihPSRjTx

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Johnson & Johnson’s monopoly dispute

Johnson & Johnson has won its vertical price fixing dispute

Issue: July/August 2012

Keywords (click to search): Johnson & Johnson Anti-monopoly Law vertical price fixing

In March 2008, Johnson & Johnson found Rainbow Medical Equipment & Supplies, which had been distributing J&J's suturing products for 15 years under annually-renewed distribution agreements, was selling the products below the minimum contracted price and winning business outside its allocated region of Beijing. J&J terminated Rainbow's distribution rights in July that year and ceased delivery in August 2008.

    Rainbow subsequently filed a lawsuit alleging that J&J engaged in resale price maintenance, violating Article 14 of the PRC Anti-monopoly Law (中华人民共和国反垄断法), which prohibits setting a minimum price and claimed damages of Rmb14.4 million ($2.3 million).

    Price maintenance is just one type of restriction placed on distributors. It is common in manufacturer and distributor...


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