The EU Commission announces its adoption of a revised technology transfer block exemption regulation and new accompanying guidelines

Introduction The European Commission has recently announced its adoption of a revised Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation and new accompanying Guidelines, which will come into force on 1 May 2014 and apply for twelve years. This will impact on the risk of including certain clauses in technology transfer agreements and may require parties to amend existing agreements to remain covered by the exemption. On 21 March 2014, the European Commission (the Commission) adopted a new Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation (the TTBER) and accompanying Guidelines to replace the regime currently in place. What is it and when does it apply? The TTBER applies to licensing agreements where the licensor authorises the licensee to use its technology for the production of goods and

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  • Norton Rose Fulbright (London)
  • Norton Rose Fulbright (London)
  • Norton Rose Fulbright (London)
  • Norton Rose Fulbright (London)
  • Norton Rose Fulbright (London)

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Martin Coleman, Mark Simpson, Caroline Thomas, Mike Knapper, George Cameron, The EU Commission announces its adoption of a revised technology transfer block exemption regulation and new accompanying guidelines, 28 March 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2014, Art. N° 73796

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