Understanding the Interface between Competition Law and Intellectual Property Rights
Officials from competition and intellectual property authorities from all ASEAN Member States gathered to discuss the interfacing issues between competition law and intellectual property rights. The two-day Workshop deliberated on the forms of anti-competitive that results to an abuse of market power by a patent holder such as the refusal to license, excessive pricing, unfair or discriminatory licensing, anti-competitive use of the standard-essential patent (SEPs), concluding anti-competitive agreements, and abuse of dominance by delaying market entry of competitors.
The Workshop was organised by the Commission for the Supervision of Business Competition (KPPU), with support from the Philippines Competition Commission (PCC) and the ASEAN Secretariat, as part of Technical Assistance for ASEAN Competition Authorities to Strengthen Competition Law Enforcement in ASEAN Region – Second Phase. The project supported by the Government of Japan through Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund. The first phase of the project was also supported through JAIF.