The Hungarian Competition Office establishes that a sale and purchase agreement on trademarks does not qualify as a concentration of undertakings (Maspex / Apenta)

Upon the request of Maspex z.o.o. ("Maspex"), the Hungarian Competition Office ("HCO") initiated an investigation in order to assess whether the transfer of trademarks owned by Apenta Ásványvíz és Üdítõ Kft. ("Apenta"), a mineral water and soft drink producer, to Maspex would qualify as concentration of undertakings. Maspex and Apenta concluded a transfer agreement on the purchase of Apenta's trademarks related to its mineral water and carbonated soda products, as well as the know-how related to the trademarks and the domain name ("Rights") by Maspex. Maspex primarily requested the HCO to establish that the transaction would not

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Ádám Máttyus, Eszter Ritter, Dorottya Kereszty, The Hungarian Competition Office establishes that a sale and purchase agreement on trademarks does not qualify as a concentration of undertakings (Maspex / Apenta), 29 September 2005, e-Competitions September 2005, Art. N° 21360

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