Licensing agreements for the transfer of technology
Legislation in force
Commission Regulation (EC) No 772/2004 of 27 April 2004 on the application of Article 81(3) of the Treaty to categories of technology transfer agreements
Official Journal L 123, 27.04.2004, p. 11-17
Guidelines for the assessment of technology transfer agreements
Commission Notice - Guidelines on the application of Article 81 of the EC Treaty to technology transfer agreements
Official Journal C 101, 27.04.2004, p. 2-42
Index of the guidelines
Revision of the rules for the assessment of licensing agreements for the transfer of technology under EU competition law
The Block exemption regulation will expire on 27 April 2014. The Commission invites stakeholders to present their views on their experiences in applying the BER and the accompanying Guidelines in practice.
Comments will help ensure that the future regime reflects current market realities and provides for the possibility of non-competitors and competitors to enter into technology transfer agreements where it contributes to economic welfare, without posing a risk for competition.
The consultation is open until 03.02.2012.