Apple has started legal proceedings against Russia’s anti-monopoly regulator in a dispute concerning alternative payment options on its App Store platform.
Russia opened an antitrust case against Apple in late October, accusing it of failing to allow app developers to tell customers about alternative payment options when using the App Store. It said Apple could face a fine, based on its revenue in Russia if found guilty.
The Moscow Arbitration Court listed Apple as a claimant and Russia’s Federal antimonopoly service (FAS) as a defendant in economic disputes over administrative legal relations based on the documents published on Dec 1st.
According to Forbes Russia, a FAS representative said that the proceedings related to a warning issued on Aug 30th over Apple’s alleged failure to inform users of their eventuality of paying for purchases outside the App Store.
Apple faced ejection over the App Store rules in the United States in September in a federal court’s Judgment which declared a ruling, forcing the company to allow developers to send their users to other payment systems.