Intellectual Property and EU Competition Law

Hardcover | November 8, 2015

byJonathan D. C. Turner

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The interface between intellectual property rights and competition policy is one of the most important and difficult areas of EU commercial law and corresponding national laws. The exploitation of exclusive rights can conflict with competition law, which aims to preserve competition as thedriving force in efficient markets. These conflicts have to be resolved against the background of a complicated relationship between EU law, national laws, and international treaties relating to intellectual property. This second edition of an extremely well-reviewed work covers numerous developments that have taken place since the first edition, including the revision of the Technology Transfer Block Exemption and Guidelines, the adoption of a new block exemption for Research and Development, revised Guidelineson horizontal co-operation, the implications of the UsedSoft judgment on exhaustion of rights, EU legislation regulating collecting societies, and cases concerning the abuse of dominant position by misuse of the patent system such AstraZeneca v Commission.The book contains a detailed explanation of the application of EU competition law to all types of intellectual property and the resulting regulatory framework for the exploitation and licensing of intellectual property rights. It has practical analysis of such issues as technology transfer andpools, standards, research and development, collecting societies, franchising, and merchandising.The first edition was quoted with approval by the English Court of Appeal.

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The interface between intellectual property rights and competition policy is one of the most important and difficult areas of EU commercial law and corresponding national laws. The exploitation of exclusive rights can conflict with competition law, which aims to preserve competition as thedriving force in efficient markets. These confl...

Jonathan D. C. Turner is a barrister based in London specialising in intellectual property and EU competition law. He has Masters Degrees in Law from Cambridge University and in European Law from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles. He also studied electronics and computer science at Queen Mary College, London. He has written extensively...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:544 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.34 inPublished:November 8, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198708246

ISBN - 13:9780198708247

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1. Fundamental elements of the interface between intellectual property rights and EU competition law2. Application of Article 101 to agreements relating to intellectual property3. Application of Article 102 to conduct involving intellectual property4. Control of concentrations involving intellectual property assets5. Technology, science, designs, and software6. Culture, media, and sport7. Branding

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"set to become the leading work of reference on this difficult, but very important, subject" --David Vaughan CBE, QC (from the Foreword)