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JFTC Market Research on Know-How and IP subject to Abuse of Superior Bargaining Position under the Anti-Monopoly Act

Japan - August 22 2019 The Japan Fair Trade Commission ("JFTC") periodically conducts market research to review and investigate business activities that may violate abuse of…

Hideo Nakajima, Takako Onoki, Toshio Dokei.

Prospects for the JFTC's Priorities in 2019

Japan - January 31 2019 The Japan Fair Trade Commission's (the "JFTC") major priorities in 2019 are, among others, amendments to the Antimonopoly Act (the "AMA"), research…

Arthur M. Mitchell, Hideo Nakajima, Takako Onoki, Toshio Dokei.

Competitive Enhancement involving Digital Platformers: Japanese authorities (METI, JFTC and MIAC) issue Report

European Union - December 21 2018 On December 12, 2018, Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (the "METI"), the Japan Fair Trade Commission (the "JFTC") and the Ministry of…

Arthur M. Mitchell, Hideo Nakajima, Takako Onoki, Toshio Dokei.

Introduction of Commitment Procedure under the Japan Anti-Monopoly Act

Japan - July 19 2018 Legal procedures for the handling of antitrust cases continue to change in Japan. "Commitment procedures" refer to procedures by which a competition…

Hideo Nakajima, Takako Onoki, Toshio Dokei.

New JFTC Report on Competition Policy Challenges in the Mobile Phone Market

Japan - July 13 2018 On June 28, 2018, the Japan Fair Trade Commission ("JFTC") published a report on competition policy challenges that are arising in the mobile phone…

Hideo Nakajima, Takako Onoki, Toshio Dokei.