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International Policies on Competition Law

Learn about the European union competition policy and the standards for agreements and licensing in this free course.

Law
Free Course
This free online course on international policies on competition law introduces you to the European union antitrust policy and its corporate leniency program. The course gives a basic insight into the concept of anticompetitive agreement and the abuse of dominant position by some enterprises. By the end of this course, you will be better informed about the intellectual property and competition rule in the European union.
  • Duration

    4-5 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This course starts by explaining the objectives of the European union competition policy, the European union anti trust policy and the European union corporate leniency program. You will learn about articles in terms of vertical and horizontal agreements. You will also learn about the concept of anticompetitive agreement and the abuse of dominant position.

The course then explains the assessment of intellectual property and licensing agreements. You will learn about the concept of the exceptional circumstance test and doctrine. You will learn how parties make agreements capable of reducing competition in the market and why these agreements are termed "anticompetitive". You will also learn about instances of anticompetitive agreements, and how these instances were handled by the European union. 

Finally, the course explains the connection between intellectual property and competition rule in the European union. You will learn about the new competition rules for the assessment of technology transfer agreements. You will also learn about the negative effects of restrictive licence agreements, and how policies have been put in place to reduce inter-technology competition between companies operating in a technology market.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:


  • Explain the objectives of the European union competition policy
  • Explain the European union anti trust policy and the corporate leniency program 
  • Describe articles in terms of vertical and horizontal agreements
  • Describe the concept of anti competitive agreement and the abuse of the dominant position
  • Discuss about articles in terms of vertical and horizontal agreements
  • Discuss about intellectual property and competition rule in the European union
  • Explain the new competition rules for the assessment of technology transfer agreements
  • List the agreements that fall outside the block exemption
  • Describe assessments outside the TTBER and the negative effects of restrictive licence agreements

Certification

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