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Competition law – revised rules for R&D agreements

February 2011 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by Norrbom Vinding Law Firm, member of ius laboris.

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The European Commission recently adopted a new Regulation which specifies the R&D agreements that are covered by a block exemption.

Anti-competitive agreements are generally prohibited, but some types of agreement are exempt. One example of exempt agreements is R&D agreements. R&D agreements are typically agreements between businesses for the development of new products or technology.



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