Streetmap.EU Limited v Google Inc., Google Ireland Limited and Google UK Limited [2016] EWHC 253 (Ch)

24 Feb 2016 | by Julianne Morrison

In a judgment handed down on 12 February 2016, the High Court dismissed a claim for abuse of dominance brought against Google Inc., Google Ireland Limited and Google UK Limited (“Google”) by online map provider Streetmap.EU. In doing so, the High Court held that where a pro-competitive innovation by a dominant company is alleged to have harmed competition on a related market, the effect on competition in that market must be serious or appreciable in order to constitute an abuse of dominance.

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