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Revision of the rules for the assessment of licensing agreements for the transfer of technology

03 February 2012

The IP Federation has submitted a response to the European Commission's public consultation for the revision of the current framework for the assess­ment of technology transfer agree­ments, including the Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation and its corresponding Notice, scheduled to expire in April 2014, with closing date 3 February 2012.

The IP Federation is broadly in favour of the Block Ex­emp­tion Regulation and Guidelines as they stand. Providing legal certainty is a great advantage to business when entering into licensing arrangements.

Certain aspects of it, such as the Market Share test, could usefully be re­viewed. Even so, we would urge caution before any changes are considered or made to the Regulation which would undermine established business practice.

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