The EU Commission issues new rules for assessing technology licensing agreements under Article 101 TFEU

European Union Adopts New Rules for Technology Licensing Agreements* Co-authored by: Alexandre Verheyden, Bernard Amory and Laurent de Muyter, Jones Day, Brussels The European Union has a new regime for assessing technology licensing agreements under EU competition law. The new rules include a new technology transfer block exemption regulation (“TTBER”), which exempts certain bilateral licensing agreements from antitrust rules, and revised Technology Transfer Guidelines (“TT Guidelines”), which provide further guidance on the application of the rules to both bilateral and multi-party agreements. These rules cover all technology licensing agreements that may affect trade between EU Member State and therefore be subject to Article 101 TFEU. In force beginning 1 May, they replace the

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Alexandre G. Verheyden, The EU Commission issues new rules for assessing technology licensing agreements under Article 101 TFEU, 28 March 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2014, Art. N° 65568

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