The OECD holds a roundtable on competition policy and intellectual property rights

Key documents: Executive Summary with key findings, Detailled Summary of the discussion, Background note Executive summary, by the Secretariat Considering the discussion at the roundtable, the background paper, and papers by panellists and delegates, the following key points emerge: (1) Despite sharing important goals intellectual property rights (IPR) and competition policies are not purely complementary policies and managing the interface between them can be difficult. At the highest level of analysis IPR and competition policies are complementary because they share a concern to promote technical progress to the ultimate benefit of consumers. Firms are more likely to innovate if they are at least somewhat protected against free-riding. They are also more likely to innovate if

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  • OECD - Competition Division (Paris)

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OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on competition policy and intellectual property rights, 1 October 1997, e-Competitions October 1997, Art. N° 85760

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