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The EU Commission issues an evaluation report on the transfer of technology block exemption regulation

"Review of the block exemption Regulation on technology transfer agreements"* While the Block Exemption Regulation n° 240 on transfer of technology (hereafter ‘TTBE’) is expected to apply until 31 March 2006, Article 12 requires the Commission to carry out regular assessments of the application of this Regulation. To this end, DG Comp has prepared an evaluation report (hereafter the ‘Report’), which was adopted by the Commission on the 21 December 2001 [1]. The Report provides a critical analysis of the application and the policy approach underpinning the TTBE. It discusses the problems arising in the context of licences of intellectual property rights (hereafter ‘IPRs’) and acknowledges the complementary role of competition and innovation policies. It also contains a comparison between

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  • Brussels School of Competition (Brussels)
  • DG COMP (Brussels)

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Lucas Peeperkorn, Paolo Cesarini, The EU Commission issues an evaluation report on the transfer of technology block exemption regulation, 21 December 2001, e-Competitions December 2001, Art. N° 36964

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