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Guide to the EC block exemption for vertical agreements

by Mendelsohn, M.

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Published by Kluwer Law International in Hague, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • European Union countries.
    • Subjects:
    • Exclusive contracts -- European Union countries.,
    • Restraint of trade -- European Union countries.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Martin Mendelsohn and Stephen Rose.
      SeriesInternational competition law series ;, v. 4
      ContributionsRose, Stephen, 1965-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKJE6478 .M46 2002
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 290 p. ;
      Number of Pages290
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3582447M
      ISBN 10904119813X
      LC Control Number2002279284

      Exemption for vertical supply and distribution agreements. Certain types of vertical agreements can improve economic efficiency within a production or distribution chain by facilitating better coordination between the participating undertakings, leading to a reduction in the transaction and distribution costs of the parties and to an optimisation of their sales and . agreement is automatically valid and enforceable. Block exemption regulations exist, for instance, for vertical agreements, R&D agreements, specialization agreements, technology transfer agreements and car distribution agreements. There are currently two BERs: on technology transfer agreements (Reg (EC) /) and on research and development.

      European competition law treats internet purchases as passive sales initiated by the buyer. Any agreement between supplier and distributor that limits access by buyers according to their geographical location is treated as a hardcore restriction by the block exemption on vertical . Territorial Restraints and Distribution in the European Union harbor known as a block exemption. Through a series of block exemption regulations, the EU legislator has defined of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to categories of vertical agreements and concerted practices.

      Flowchart guides: The old exclusive purchasing block exemptionby John Boyce, Slaughter and MayRelated ContentAn overview of the scope and application of the old block exemption on exclusive purchasing agreements, which remains effective until 31 December, It includes an analysis of the application of EC competition rules to agreements for the supply of beer or .   An agreement restricting competition may be exempted according to Article 81 (3) EC in connection with one of the so-called Block Exemption Regulations issued by the European Commission. The described supply agreements regarding generic pharmaceuticals fall within the scope of the Block Exemption Regulation for Vertical Agreements (Commission.


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Guide to the EC block exemption for vertical agreements by Mendelsohn, M. Download PDF EPUB FB2

This guide provides a comprehensive and practical commentary on the new rules. The work contains the full text of the block exemption regulation, accompanying guidelines and other relevant Commission notices.

Issues covered include: background to EC competition law and its application to vertical agreements; in-depth analysis of the provisions of the block exemption regulation; examination.

Article of the Treaty to vertical agreements. The Guidelines are structured in the following way: – Section II (paragraphs 8 to 22) describes vertical agreements which generally fall outside Article (1); – Section III (paragraphs 23 to 73) clarifies the conditions for the application of the Block Exemption Regulation;File Size: KB.

EC block exemption regulation9. The European Commission’s Notice Guidelines on Vertical Restraints10 sets out the principles for the assessment of vertical agreements File Size: KB.

Block Exemption Regulation applicable to vertical agreements (2) (hereinafter ‘the Regulation‘). At the same time it adopted the contents of accompany-ing Guidelines on vertical restraints (3) (‘the Guide-lines’), which were subsequently formally adopted in all official languages of the Union by Vice-Pres.

EC’s guidelines on vertical agreements Pat Treacy Partner, Bristows protection and other changes • Implications for vertical agreements Introduction: the existing vertical restraints regime • If Article (1) TFEU applies: • block exemption • individual exemption • Vertical Restraints Block Exemption Regulation (Reg /99).

Commission Regulation (EC) No / of 22 December on the application of Article 81(3) of the Treaty to categories of vertical agreements and concerted practices Official Journal L, p.

; Guidelines for the assessment of vertical restraints. The Block Exemption Regulation does not therefore apply to vertical agreements covered by Commission Regulation (EC) No / of 27 April on the application of Article 81(3) of the Treaty to categories of technology transfer agreements (22), Regulation / on the application of Article 81(3) of the Treaty to categories of vertical agreements and concerted practices in the motor vehicle sector.

Vertical agreements in the motor vehicle sector may also benefit from "block exemption". This is a safe harbour that exempts a whole category of motor vehicle distribution and repair agreements from the prohibition laid down in Article (1) TFEU.

Agreements can benefit from block exemption under Commission Regulation / Vertical agreements that contain a ‘hardcore’ restriction do not fall under this group exemption. Examples are resale price maintenance, and absolute territorial protection.4 The rules on the application of Article TFEU on vertical agreements have been laid down by the European Commission (“EC”) in the Guidelines on vertical.

EU Vertical agreementsby Alex Nourry, Tony Reeves and Dan Harrison, Clifford Chance LLPRelated ContentThe Vertical agreements Practice note considers the application of EU competition law to vertical agreements. Vertical agreements are the most frequently encountered commercial agreement.

They are those entered into between two or more firms. The New EC Technology Transfer Agreements Block Exemption Regulation 1 Introduction The European Commission published in March the new version of its Technology Transfer Agreements block exemption, Regulation /i.

This replaced the previous version of the block exemption, Regulation /ii, as from 1 May Commission Regulation (EC) No /, which regulates block exemptions, defines the categories of vertical agreement in the motor vehicle sector which can be considered as meeting the conditions set out in Article 81(3).

Book/Film/Article review in Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht, Internationaler Teil Block Exemption Regulation (EC) No.

/ on Specialisation Agreements; Block Exemption Regulation (EC) No. / on Research and Development agreements; Block Exemption Regulation (EC) No. / on Vertical Agreements.

The block exemption applies to vertical agreements covered by the prohibition on anticompetitive agreements in Article (1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, but which normally satisfy the conditions for exemption under Article (3). Vertical restraints covered by the block exemption are allowed.

They fall within the scope of the Guidelines on Vertical Restraints and, subject to certain conditions, may benefit from the Block Exemption Regulation on Vertical Restraints. In addition, they may be covered by the Commission notice of 18 December concerning its assessment of certain subcontracting agreements in relation to Article 85(1) of the EEC Treaty.

This block exemption Regulation applies in principle to vertical agreements in all sectors of industry and trade. However, where the Commission has adopted a sector specific block exemption regulation, Regulation / is not applicable5. The motor vehicle sector has had a sector-specific block exemption regulation for some Size: KB.

Details of the publication. Commission Regulation (EC) No / of 31 July on the application of Article 81(3) of the Treaty to categories of vertical agreements and concerted practices in the motor vehicle sector.

Development Agreements (Commission Regulation (EU) No /, OJ L /36). This Regulation provides block exemption from Article of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union for certain types of research and development agreement.

The purpose of this note is to provide a quick checklist for contractFile Size: KB. Flowchart guides: Technology transfer block exemptionby John Boyce and Ferenc Jari, Slaughter and MayRelated ContentThis flowchart guide contains an overview of the application of EU competition rules to intellectual property licensing agreements, focusing primarily on the EU block exemption for technology transfer agreements, and the type of licence restrictions that.

The new EC Block Exemption on Technology Transfer Agreements A new safe harbour from art. 81 (1) EC: The background, market THE CONCEPT OF A BLOCK EXEMPTION REGULATION 13 and especially how the rules are constructed in the new block exemption on technology transfer agreements, will be among the core topics of this paper.

(12) The market-share limitation, the non-exemption of certain vertical agreements and the conditions provided for in this Regulation normally ensure that the agreements to which the block exemption applies do not enable the participating undertakings to eliminate competition in respect of a substantial part of the products in question.European Union competition law exists to prevent anti-competitive practices and abuse of companies' dominant market positions.

But, in recognition of the unique technical complexity of their products, the motor industry has – since – enjoyed a so called 'block exemption' from some aspects of competition law.However, that exemption is conditional on the agreements not containing any of the hardcore restrictions set out in Article 4 of the General Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and Article 5 of the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation, or any of the excluded restrictions described in Article 5 of the General Vertical Block Exemption Regulation.