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Corporate & Commercial Law
European Law
Intellectual Property Law
Competition Law & Anti-Trust
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This two-part CPDcast series outlines the impact of UK and EC competition law on distribution agreements. Part One sets out both competition authorities concerns with distribution agreements, the types of agreements that Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU applies to, the scope and purpose of the Notice on Agreements of Minor Importance and sets out the main source of guidance for analysing distribution agreements. Part Two considers the US Supreme Court’s decision in the Leegin case which allowed the reestablishment of resale price maintenance in the US in most commercial situations, some of the intellectual property issues in distribution agreements and sets out the EC’s concerns over the sale of e-books.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the scope and purpose of distribution agreements;
  • Have considered why distribution agreements are subject to the competition rules;
  • Be aware of the types of distribution agreements that are covered by Article 101 of the TFEU;
  • Have an understanding of the US Supreme Court’s decision in the Leegin case;
  • Have considered some of the intellectual property issues in distribution agreements;
  • Understand the EC’s concerns over the sale of e-books.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Introduction
Legal Principles
Sources and References:
  • Leegin Creative Leather Products, Inc. v PSKS, Inc., Slip Op. No. 06–480 (Decided - June 28, 2007);
  • Regulation 330/2010/EU;
  • Treaty on the Function of the European Union.

In this two-part CPDcast series Sophie Lawrance from Bristows outlines the impact of UK and EC competition law on distribution agreements.

Date Recorded: 22nd May 2013

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