MBL webinar: IP licensing & EU competition law

  • 16/09/19
  • 13:00
  • London

Event Information


Francion Brooks will be conducting a webinar on ‘IP licensing & EU competition law’ on Monday 16 September 2019. For many businesses, IP rights are valuable assets – and licensing is one of the main ways of exploiting them. Other firms need IP licences to get their products and services to market.

Topics explored:

The basics:

  • Relationship between IP and competition law
  • EU competition law’s approach to IP licence agreements and their potential pro- and anti-competitive effects
  • Consequences of infringing competition law

The competition law framework for IP licensing:

  • Article 101 TFEU and the block exemption ‘safe harbours’
  • The 2014 Technology Transfer Block Exemption (TTBE) and accompanying Guidelines – purpose and scope
  • Potentially problematic IP licence clauses under Article 101 and the TTBE.
  • Issues to watch out for under Article 102 TFEU

For more information and to register, please see the MBL website.

Key contact

Francion Brooks

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