Recently, the Anti-Monopoly Guidelines for the Intellectual Property (“IP Guidelines”) was published in the Collection of Antitrust Regulations and Guidelines in 2019 released by the Anti-Monopoly Bureau of the State Administration for Market Regulation (“SAMR”).  Previously, the National Development & Reform Committee (“NDRC”), Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”), State Administration of Industry and Commerce (“SAIC”) and the State Intellectual Property Office were designated by the Anti-Monopoly Committee of the State Council (“AMC”) to prepare drafts of the anti-monopoly guidelines on the abuse of intellectual property.  In February 2017, the Anti-Monopoly Guidelines on the Abuse of Intellectual Property (Draft for Comments) (“Draft for Comments”) was completed based upon the aforementioned four drafts and was issued for public comment.  On January 4, 2019, with the approval of the AMC, the IP Guidelines was officially promulgated.
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近期,国家市场监督管理总局反垄断局(“反垄断局”)在其编制的《2019年反垄断规制和指南汇编》中,收录了《关于汽车业的反垄断指南》、《关于知识产权领域的反垄断指南》、《垄断案件经营者承诺指南》和《横向垄断协议案件宽大制度适用指南》)[1]。在我们团队的系列文章中,已经为大家分别针对《关于汽车业的反垄断指南》、《关于知识产权领域的反垄断指南》和《垄断案件经营者承诺指南》进行了重点解读。
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On 20 February 2020, in his annual review “Dedicated to Fair Competition and Serving Reform and Development – Overview of Antitrust Work in 2019”, Mr. Wu Zhenguo, the Director of the Anti-monopoly Bureau (“AMB”) of the State Administration for Market Regulation (“SAMR”), mentioned that the Anti-monopoly Committee of the State Council has issued four antitrust guidelines including the Antitrust Guidelines for the Automotive Industry (“Auto Guidelines”).
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近期,在国家市场监督管理总局反垄断局(“反垄断局”)编制的《2019年反垄断规制和指南汇编》中,正式公布了《关于知识产权领域的反垄断指南》(“《知识产权指南》”)。 此前,国家发改委、工商总局、商务部和知识产权局受国务院反垄断委员会委托,各自起草了有关知识产权滥用的反垄断指南。在整合四个部委草案的基础上,国务院反垄断委员会于2017年2月形成《关于滥用知识产权的反垄断指南(征求意见稿)》并向社会公开征求意见。2019年1月4日,经国务院反垄断委员会批准,《知识产权指南》正式颁布。
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Since the enforcement of the Anti-Monopoly Law of the People’s Republic of China (“AML”) in 2008, there are many related administrative law enforcement and judicial cases occurred. From 2016 to 2018, according to public information statistics, China’s AML enforcement agencies investigated and handled 334 monopoly cases, including 287 cases of horizontal monopoly agreements, 12 cases of vertical monopoly agreements, and 35 cases of abuse of dominant market positions. There were 1,207 cases of concentrators. In 2019 alone, China’s AML enforcement agencies investigated and dealt with 38 cases of various monopoly acts, and concluded 432 cases of concentration. On the basis of a large number of decisional experiences, the State Administration of Market Supervision (“SAMR”) made a big stride in the new year of 2020 and publicly released the Anti-Monopoly Law Revised Draft for Public Comments (“Draft for Comments”). 
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2020年7月16日,国家市场监督管理总局反垄断局(“反垄断局”)批准了“上海明察哲刚管理咨询有限公司与环胜信息技术(上海)有限公司新设合营企业案”(“明察哲刚案”)。虽然该案作为简易案件于4月20日立案,但据报道,由于上海明察哲刚管理咨询有限公司(“明察哲刚”)在相关市场的细分领域份额较高[1],该案未能如同大多数简易案件在第一阶段完成审查,而是进入审查第二阶段,最终经过共计88天审查方获得批准,远远超出2020年第一季度简易案件的平均审查时间[2]。
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本文将从《中华人民共和国反垄断法的角度梳理不竞争条款的风险点,并结合欧美国家反垄断法下不竞争条款的规制体系,使企业更清楚地了解如何在拟定并购文件或合营协议中设置不竞争条款,在充分达到商业目的的同时避免反垄断风险。
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在本系列文章中,我们分别梳理了经营者在生产和售后环节、销售管理和技术管理环节常见的,并且在特定场景下可能会产生排除、限制竞争效果,并引发执法机关关注的商业安排。提示企业在日常经营的类似场景中,警惕和关注这些可能被忽视的反垄断风险,加强合规管理。
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