Commission Regulation (EC) No 2659/2000 of 29 November 2000 on the application of Article 81(3) of the Treaty to categories of research and development agreements

This block exemption Regulation introduces an approach based on a general exemption of all the conditions in which firms conclude R&D agreements. R&D agreements may concern the acquisition of know-how, theoretical analyses, studies or experiments relating to products or processes, including experimental production, the establishment of the necessary facilities and the obtaining of the relevant intellectual property rights.

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Document type: EU IP Law
Categories: IP & competition law/policy
Making body: European Commission
Law Type: Regulation
Effective Start Date: 01 Jan 2001
Access available: Freely available
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