The IP Federation has submitted a response to the European Commission’s public consultation in regard to the functioning of the current Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation (TTBER) and Guidelines, scheduled to expire on 30 April 2026. The closing date of the consultation is 24 July 2023.
The IP Federation remains 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, in particular the Market Share test, could usefully be reviewed. Even so, we would urge caution before any changes are seriously considered or made to the Regulation which would undermine established business practice.
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