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Antitrust Chronicle® – Bundling & Tying

BY | September 14, 2021

Dear Readers, Bundling and tying are classic antitrust abuses. Leveraging market power to force customers of “Product A” to purchase “Product B” is an archetypal competition law infringement. Like most…

Dear Readers,

Bundling and tying are classic antitrust abuses. Leveraging market power to force customers of “Product A” to purchase “Product B” is an archetypal competition law infringement.

Like most antitrust abuses, tying can take many forms. Aside from the standard paradigm of forcing a customer to purchase a product additional to the one in which the incumbent possesses market power, there can be more nuanced scenarios.

For example, questions have recently arisen as to whether “t

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