TTBETechnology Transfer Block Exemption (intellectual property rights; UK)
TTBEThat's to Be Expected
TTBETransfer of Technology Block Exemption
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However, it is anticipated that the application of the new TTBE to the restrictions to be included in such agreements will be simplified, as it largely specifies the types of restrictions that must be avoided rather than providing for the form of the clauses that should or should not be included.
Compared with the TTBE this would mean a more nuanced approach for pooling arrangements, cross licensing agreements, license agreements concerning joint ventures and for restraints that do not concern the exploitation of the IPR itself, such as non-compete and tying.
The Commission can block exempt categories of agreements of the same nature and has done so in 1996 for certain licensing agreements by adopting the TTBE 240/96 which covers the licensing of patent and know-how rights.--When adopting the TTBE in 1996, the Commission acknowledged that the economic development of the EU and its ability to catch up its competitors in the rest of the world depended on the capacity of industry to devise new technologies and to disseminate them in the European Union.