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The International League of Competition Law (LIDC) is a long-standing international association, which was created in 1930. The LIDC focuses on the study of competition law, intellectual property law and unfair competition law. It is a unique platform for exchanging and developing ideas and knowledge on the intersection of competition, intellectual property and unfair competition laws, both at national level and in an international setting.

The LIDC’s is constituted by National Groups that agree with the LIDC’s purposes and participate in its activities. Individual members from countries where no national group is currently constituted can also become an LIDC member.

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Upcoming activities
Tuesday 13 December
LIDC Working Group on Data Regulation & Digital Economy
Wednesday 25 January
LIDC Working Group on Distribution, Franchising and eCommerce
Tuesday 31 January
LIDC Working Group on Data Regulation & Digital Economy
Next congress
Gothenburg Congress on 21-24 September 2023
The next LIDC Congress will be held in Gothenburg in Sweden on 21-24 September 2023. The questions that will be discussed are the followings: "Question A: Do recent developments in enforcement, case-law, and guidance from competition authorities and regulators make the delineation between legitimate and efficient purchasing and supply arrangements and infringing conduct sufficiently clear in practice that businesses and their advisors know how to stay on the right side of the law?" ; "Question B: What mechanisms exist to avoid over-broad trademarks and address concerns that the trademark registers are clogged (e.g. bad faith in Sky v SkyKick; requirements for…
LIDC Webinars serie
LIDC / CLA Lunchtime Webinar: Exclusive Dealing after Intel, Qualcomm and Google - Thursday 1 December 2022
We are pleased to confirm that the LIDC will be holding a joint lunchtime webinar with the CLA on Thursday 1 December 2022 at 12:00 (midday). Stijn Huijts has kindly agreed to speak on the following subject: “Exclusive dealing after Intel, Qualcomm and Google (Android) - a farewell to formalistic analysis?” The session will be moderated by Sophie Lawrance, Bristows LLP Please register via the LIDC secretary ( An online link to join the webinar will be circulated via email to all those who have registered. The webinar will be conducted in English. Registration will close midday Wednesday 30 November.…
Events organized by the national groups
Czech LIDC National Conference 2022 in Prague
After a long three year pause due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Czech LIDC group organized a conference in Prague on November 8, 2022 which has been focused on the actual topics of the IP Law as a part of the Unfair Competition. Many interesting presentations were given during this annual national conference. The speakers talked about hot topics such as sustainability within IP and competition law which was presented by this year’s national reporter of the Czech LIDC group, i.e. by Ms. Radka MacGregor Pelikánová from the Metropilitan University in Prague. The national conference was also enriched by Mr.…