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.
- 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.