The European Commission adopts new R&D block exemption regulation (Regulation n°127/2010)

On the 14 December 2010 that the European Commission published its new horizontal guidelines (see article above and also the Cartels and Horizontal Agreements section of this newsletter), it also adopted a new R&D Block Exemption Regulation (“New R&D BER”). While the New R&D BER mostly retains the structure of the previous BER, there are several changes of note. In particular, the Commission has extended the scope of the New R&D BER to cover “paid-for research” agreements, where one party finances the R&D activities carried out by the other party. Previously, the

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Peter L'Ecluse, The European Commission adopts new R&D block exemption regulation (Regulation n°127/2010), 14 December 2010, e-Competitions December 2010, Art. N° 41265

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