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Draft proposal for a revised block exemption for technology transfer agreements and guidelines

17 May 2013

The IP Federation has submitted a response to the European Commission's public consultation on anti-trust rules on technology licensing which closes on 17 May 2013.  This relates to the draft proposal for a revised block exemption for technology transfer agreements and guidelines under EU competition law.

The Federation urges the Commission to reconsider the changes that have been proposed in new Articles 3, 5.1(a) and (b) and paragraphs 219–227 of the new Guidelines. These proposals have the potential to substantially reduce legal certainty to businesses entering into licensing arrangements, with resultant chilling effect on technology transfer, economic efficiency, and innovation in the EU.

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