Competition and IP rights

Competition and IP rights guidance:

Intellectual property (IP) agreements relating to, for example, licensing of technology and for the joint development of new technology, may have a restrictive effect on...

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The Technology Transfer Block Exemption (TTBE, Regulation 316/2014) provides a safe harbour for certain intellectual property rights (IPRs) licences—technology transfer...

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Intellectual property laws confer exclusive rights on holders of patents, copyright, design rights, trademarks and other legally protected rights. The owner of...

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The challenges of balancing intellectual property rights (IPRs) and competition law are not new. At first sight, the aims of IPRs and competition law may appear to be in...

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Intellectual property rights (IPRs) are more obviously associated with Article 102 TFEU, as they confer a monopoly on the rights-holder. However, agreements between...

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A common IP dispute is where one party—in this note usually the claimant—alleges infringement of its patent and the defendant challenges the patent’s validity. Such...

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Intellectual Property Rights (‘IPRs’) enable their owner to exclude third parties from use of the relevant protected subject matter. Excluding, or threatening to exclude,...

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