IP Licensing & EU Competition Law
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.
This live broadcast session is aimed at those who wish to further their understanding of the treatment of IP licensing under EU competition law, and who want to learn how to craft IP licences in a way that minimises competition law risk.
The live session will begin with a presentation, and then use a series of case studies to explore some of the common competition law pitfalls that arise in the context of IP licensing.
What You Will Learn
The live session will cover the following:
- 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
Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.