The Competition Commission of India (CCI) recently dismissed a complaint by the Confederation of Real Estate Brokers’ Association of India (CREBAI) alleging abuse of dominance by Magicbricks.com and four other real estate websites, holding that none of the websites are dominant in the relevant market, which it defined as the market for the services of real estate brokers and agents. The CCI held that “online and offline services of brokers cannot be distinguished” while defining the relevant market.
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