Court of Justice EU about restriction of competition under license agreement

Print this page 26-02-2000
IPPT19890512, ECJ, Ottung

Competition law. A contractual obligation under which the grantee of a licence for a patented invention is required to pay royalty for an indeterminate period, and thus after the expiry of the patent, does not in itself constitute a restriction of competition within the meaning of Article 85(1) of the EEC Treaty, if the agreement was entered into after the patent application was submitted and before the grant of the patent.

IPPT1990512, ECJ, Ottung


C-320/87 - ECLI:EU:C:1989:195