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BY KEITH NUTHALL
INTELLECTUAL property law specialists have been asked to comment on a report that suggests that European Union regulations limiting the scope of technology transfer agreements should be liberalised. The European Commission wants to know whether it should widen the scope of its so-called 'block exemption' from its competition rules regarding intellectual property issues.

The report suggests that the existing regime is too rigid by only allowing companies to strike certain patent and know-how licensing agreements without fearing ...


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