We are very happy to inform you that the next LIDC Congress will be held in Milano on October 20-23
The questions that will be discussed are the followings :
WHAT ROLE COULD/SHOULD SUSTAINABILITY GOALS PLAY IN COMPETITION POLICY AND ENFORCEMENT AND HOW ARE COMPETITION AUTHORITIES ADDRESSING THIS?
In terms of scope, the focus should be on Articles 101 and 102 TFEU (and their national equivalents) and merger control rules.
With governments, businesses and individuals across the globe being called upon to take action for a sustainable future, questions have arisen about the interplay between competition and sustainability, for example:
– Consideration of potential conflicts between competition policy and enforcement and sustainability goals?
– How any potential conflicts could/should be assessed and addressed within the existing analytical framework/using existing tools or are new policies and/or tools required to assess cases that present sustainability issues?
‘GREEN IP’: WHAT IS THE ROLE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN SUSTAINABILITY?
What legal instruments (e.g. IP, technology transfer agreements, open source, other, a combination thereof) or other measures have been taken/proposed to incentivise innovation, in what fields, and how do they work? Which of these appear to be the most efficient or promising at a local (national/regional) level?