Fall 2021, Volume 1, Number 1
Antitrust Chronicle - Bundling & Tying
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.