"The case against the companies was initiated on 4th June 2009
for the elements of violating Clause 5 Part 1 Article 11 of the
Federal Law «On Protection of Competition». It is
suspected that the notebook manufacturers were engaged in concerted
actions by pre-installing the operational system of the same vendor
on the notebooks sold to consumers who in most cases did not have a
possibility to choose and buy the required notebook model without a
pre-installed operational system or refuse to use the product tied
to their purchase (the operational system of the
"In accordance with the petitions of the case participants, FAS
Russia has brought Fujitsu Limited (of Japan) to the proceedings as
an interested party. FAS Russia will also send enquiries to some
other notebook manufacturers (of the Lenovo, Sony, and RoverBook
brands) to check whether they have an existing procedure for
returning the operational system."
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