Tying Arrangements Under Antitrust Law

The Clayton Act prevents different activities and was enacted to perceived deficiencies in the Sherman Act. The Clayton Act prevents the use of agreements that unreasonably restrain trade as well as preventing the monopolization of the market by few competitors. The purpose of the Clayton Act prevents the use of tying arrangements due to their anticompetitive nature especially with being used to coerce consumers to buy another product otherwise they will not be able to purchase their desired product.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What about the protections of tying arrangements that involve the use of services, intangibles or real property?
What are defenses that can be made for tying arrangements?

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