Transactions and practices: EU Intellectual property transactions

When drafting or reviewing an agreement, it is important to appreciate the conflict that exists between the rules of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) that aim to promote competition and the free movement of goods, and national laws that protect intellectual property rights. The Practice note Intellectual property transactions examines the principles of EU law that apply to intellectual property rights generally; the application of Article 101 of the TFEU to licences of technology (patents and know-how), trade marks, copyright and computer software; and the application of Article 102 of the TFEU to the exercise of intellectual property rights.

Oliver Heinisch and Tony Woodgate, Simmons & Simmons (updated in 2014 by Practical Law Competition)


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