Competition law in copyright exploitation
Produced in partnership with Pat Treacy of Bristows and Francion Brooks of Bristows
Competition law in copyright exploitation

The following IP practice note produced in partnership with Pat Treacy of Bristows and Francion Brooks of Bristows provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Competition law in copyright exploitation
  • What is copyright?
  • Exhaustion of rights and parallel trade within the EEA and UK
  • Existence v exercise
  • Exhaustion
  • Exhaustion between the EEA and the UK
  • When does exhaustion apply?
  • When does exhaustion not apply?
  • Article 101(1) TFEU and CA 1998, Chapter I
  • Exclusivity clauses
  • More...

IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for intellectual property?

As of 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State. In accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK entered a transition or implementation period of 11 months until 31 December 2020, during which it continued to be subject to EU law. Following the expiry of the transition period the UK is no longer subject to EU law. For further guidance, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for intellectual property? and Brexit—overview.

Although the UK is no longer subject to EU law since 31 December 2020, under the Withdrawal Agreement, it is subject to so-called ‘retained EU law’ which captures EU-derived rights and legislation that the government has retained and preserved in UK law for legal continuity.

Further, under the Withdrawal Agreement, any principles laid down by, and any decisions of, the European courts before the

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