Unsatisfied deals with large companies 15% start-ups experience June 30, 18:04
The Japan Fair Trade Commission has published the results of a survey of startup companies, revealing that 15% of companies say they have had unsatisfactory actions in dealings with large companies. The Fair Trade Commission has decided to create guidelines that sort out the concept of antitrust law so that start-up companies will not be unilaterally disadvantaged by large companies.
The Fair Trade Commission conducted a questionnaire survey of more than 5,500 startup companies from February to this month in order to understand the actual situation of transactions between startup companies and large companies.
According to this, 15% of the 1,400 companies that responded said they had experienced unsatisfactory behavior in dealings with large companies, and 75% of them responded that they accepted unsatisfactory behavior. Did.
Specifically, it is said that there were cases in which important materials of the company were disclosed to large companies or patents were applied without permission.
In addition, some respondents said that they were asked for additional work beyond the scope of the contract, but the large companies did not pay the consideration.
The Fair Trade Commission has decided to create guidelines that sort out the concept of the Antimonopoly Act based on the results of the questionnaire so that startup companies will not be unilaterally disadvantaged by large companies.