Bundeskartellamt Designates Apple as an Undertaking of Paramount Significance for Competition across Markets

Bundeskartellamt, the competition regulator in Germany, noted that “Apple has an economic position of power across markets which gives rise to a scope of action that is not sufficiently controlled by competition” and decided that Apple Inc. is an undertaking of paramount significance for competition across markets within the meaning of Section 19A of the German Competition Act. This designation subjects Apple to special abuse control rules in Germany by the Bundeskartellamt.