(by Peter Whelan) On 25 April 2013, after almost one year of making its way through Parliament, the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill finally received Royal Assent. The UK Cartel Offence will be reformed in a number of significant ways when this piece of legislation comes into force later in the year. Unfortunately, a potentially devastating flaw has crept into what started out as a very positive reform. Read the rest of this entry »
(by Amelia Fletcher) The European Commission is currently consulting on proposed revisions to the Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation (TTBER) and associated Guidelines. These documents provide legal rules and guidelines in relation to technology transfer agreements, otherwise known as IP licensing agreements. On 7th May, the Office of Fair Trading and the Intellectual Property Office held their first joint event: a debate on these proposed revisions. What were the most contentious issues?