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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
Monday 12 August
44th International Congress of the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association (ABPI)
Next congress
LIDC congress 2024 in London - 7/9 November
The LIDC Congress 2024 will be held in London from 7 until 9 November 2024 : New Legal Order Antitrust, IP and data regulation in a deglobalized world We are glad to inform you that the questions to be discussed during the London congress are as follows : Question A: What progress has been made, and is still to be made, in ensuring effective redress for harm resulting from infringements of competition law? Background & Context: It is generally accepted that private enforcement has an important role in increasing the effective functioning of competition regimes globally and that individuals and/or firms…
LIDC Webinars serie
LIDC/NexGen Lunchtime Webinar: Ownership of AI Works: IP and Competition Views
The LIDC and Nex Gen will be holding a lunchtime webinar on Thursday 25 January from 1pm to 2.00 pm (CET) on: “Ownership of AI Works: IP and Competition Views” Speakers: Ben Evans LLM, School of Law and Centre for Competition Policy, UEA (UK) Luca Schirru, Brazilian Copyright Institute and Centre for IT & IP Law (KU Leuven) Dr Aris Georgopoulos, University of Nottingham, Law School (UK), Attorney Supreme Court (Greece) Please see the flyer at this link for full details.
Events organized by the national groups
AFEC Conference: "Competition law in the face of crises"
We are pleased to announce that AFEC is organizing a conference on June 6, 2023 from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm at ICC, 33-43 avenue du Président Wilson, 75016 Paris. How do competition law(s) and the bodies in charge of its enforcement react to the various crises (economic, health, war with its energy or logistic consequences, climate) that companies are facing and to which they have to adapt? To what extent does competition law allow to overcome crises and/or does it constitute an obstacle, a brake to the initiatives of economic operators? Has the competition law been able to show…