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New technology transfer rules - Does the new regime represent evolution or revolution? 


In 2004, a new technology transfer block exemption (TTBER) was introduced two years before the previous version was due to expire, with a two-year transitional period for existing agreements. In 2014, by contrast, the expiry of the 2004 TTBER was only a matter of weeks away when the final text of the new exemption and accompanying guidelines (which came into force on 1 May 2014) were introduced. This time, the transitional period is just a year, and the exemption will last 12 years, rather than the previously standard 10.

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This article was first published in Competition Law Insight. 

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