"Commission adopts new safe harbour for licensing of patents, know-how and software copyright"* The European Commission has adopted on the 7th of April new rules for applying competition policy to the licensing of patents, know-how and software copyright. The new block exemption regulation, Commission Regulation (EC) No 772/2004 on the application of Article 81(3) of the Treaty to categories of technology transfer agreements (the TTBER), was adopted together with a set of guidelines, Guidelines on the application of Article 81 of the EC Treaty to technology transfer agreements (the Guidelines) . These new rules facilitate licensing. From the 1st of May licensing agreements benefit from an improved safe harbour, saving many agreements from individual scrutiny. The new rules reduce
The EU Commission adopts new safe harbor for licensing of patents, know-how, and software copyright
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