Boundary issues: Recent developments at the interface of IP and competition law


There are often tensions at the crossover between intellectual property (IP) and competition law.

This article explores some recent developments at this interface, focusing on two main areas: (i) recent cases examining factors that need to be taken into account when assessing whether royalties charged by copyright collecting societies are excessive or discriminatory under Article 102 TFEU; and (ii) recent debates on what constitutes fair reasonable and non-discriminatory (“FRAND”) behaviour in the context of standard essential patent (“SEP”) licensing.[1]

Please see the full article in PDF format here.

First published in CLI August 2018.

Pat Treacy

Edwin Bond


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