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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)
Thursday 07 November
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: Coherent antitrust, IP and data regulation, in a divergent 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…
LIDC Webinars serie
LIDC/NexGen Lunchtime Webinar: Monday 17 June 2024
Dear Member, The LIDC will be holding a joint lunchtime webinar with Nex Gen on Monday 17 June 2024 from 1pm to 2.00 pm (CET) Leo Longauer has kindly agreed to speak on the following: “Online Brand Protection: why is it important and what are the specificities; recent trends and technological developments” The webinar will address the different forms of online infringements, the historical developments of online counterfeit and latest trends: what can be done from a legal and practical point of view. Leo Longauer will also address the importance of relevant IP rights, the appropriate level of monitoring and…
Events organized by the national groups
44th International Congress of the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association (ABPI)
The 44th International Congress of the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association (ABPI), the largest event of its kind in Latin America, will take place in Porto de Galinhas, Recife, Pernambuco, from August 12 and 13, 2024. After years of hosting its flagship event in the Rio-São Paulo axis, ABPI now shifts its focus to the Brazilian Northeast and firmly establishes its presence in the capital of Pernambuco.