U.K. Antitrust Guidelines To Cover IP, Remedies

Law360, New York (May 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.K. Competition Commission has proposed procedures for enforcing intellectual property and behavioral remedies as part of new guidelines for regulating anti-competitive mergers.

The commission, which normally investigates antitrust cases referred by the Office of Fair Trading, presented the guidelines on Monday for public comment. After the comment period closes Aug. 22, the commission will consider finalizing the guidelines.

The guidelines explain the CC's process for implementing penalties after mergers are found to be anti-competitive. Previous guidelines did not cover intellectual property and behavioral remedies....
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