The Australian Competition Authority removes the competition exemption for intellectual property rights

What you need to know Dealings with intellectual property (IP) rights have always been subject to some competition laws, but some dealings enjoyed a limited exemption under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (CCA). On 13 September 2019 that exemption was repealed with retrospective effect. This means all IP dealings will be subject to competition law, and the removal of the exemption may trigger a renewed interest from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). What you need to do Review any IP arrangements that relied on the exemption (which was contained in section 51(3) of the CCA) to ensure that they comply with competition law. Moving forward, make sure that any new arrangement complies with the CCA or, if there are public benefits that outweigh the

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  • Ashurst (Perth)

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Justin Jones, The Australian Competition Authority removes the competition exemption for intellectual property rights , 30 août 2019, e-Competitions August 2019, Art. N° 93846

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