Tying Agreements: Detailed Analysis into the Case of Microsoft

  • Arun Nachiappan
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  • Arun Nachiappan

    Student at Symbiosis Law School, Pune, India.

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The effects of vertical combinations have been devastating as the dominant company controls even the major operation of the companies that are associated with such dominant company in the supply chain. One such bundling of products was undertaken by Microsoft in the year 1994, that required buyers to mandatorily subscribe for Internet explorer, in order to obtain Windows licensing. This article intends to explain the factual scenario along with analysing the reasonableness of the judgement provided by the Appeals Courts.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 6, Page 870 - 874

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.113871

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