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Intellectual Property Rights and the EC Competition Rules

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ISBN13: 9781841136141
ISBN: 184113614X
Published: February 2006
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £150.00

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This latest monograph by Professor Korah on the recent group exemption consists of a detailed and critical commentary on the technology transfer block exemption of 2004, with annotated copies of the regulation and guidelines, together with a substantial chapter on refusal to supply or license, in the light of the recent case law under Article 82. In doing so, it embraces all the competition issues that may affect intellectual property rights.

After a brief introduction, the work starts with short chapters on the free movement of goods and services, the status of the Commission's guidelines, and the historically hostile attitude of the Commission under Article 81 towards licensing. It then launches into a detailed analysis of the regulation and the probable treatment of licences that do not fall within it.

Throughout the book, the author provides extensive analysis of policy and economics, as well as comparison with US practice.

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Competition Law, Intellectual Property Law
Chapter 1 Introduction - tension between intellectual property rights (iprs) on the one hand and the competition rules and principle of free movement on the other
Chapter 2 Free movement of Goods
Chapter 3 Status of Various Sources of Law
Chapter 4 Article 81
Chapter 5 The New Group Exemption for Technology Transfer - Regulation 772/04 (TTBER)
Chapter 6 Recitals and Guidelines Not Limited to Agreements Exempted by the TTBER
Chapter 7 Other Kinds of Commercial and Industrial
Property Rights
Chapter 8 Article 82
Chapter 9 General Comment on iprs and competition
Chapter 10 General conclusion