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Commission Notice - Guidelines on the applicability of Article 81 to horizontal co-operation agreements

These Guidelines set out the principles for the assessment of horizontal cooperation agreements under Article 81 of the Treaty. A horizontal cooperation is an agreement or concerted practice between companies operating at the same level(s) in the market. It covers for example areas such as research and development (R & D), production, purchasing or commercialisation.

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Document type: EU IP Law
Categories: IP & competition law/policy
Making body: European Commission
Law Type: Guidelines
Effective Start Date: 06 Jan 2001
Access available: Freely available
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