Interface between Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Policy Safeguards against Anti-Competitive Activities of I.P. Owners

Akhil Bharat Kukreja
Amity Law School, Delhi (Affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University)

Volume III, Issue II, 2020

This research paper revolves around the Inter-relationship between the Competition Policy and Intellectual Property Rights. It explains how the Competition Policy could clash with the activities in relation to Intellectual Property Rights. It further mentions the kinds of anti-competitive activities indulged into by the IP holders and how the Competition Law of the country comes into play in order to regulate competition in the market, promote economic and consumer welfare. Apart from this, the research paper also covers various safeguards provided against anti-competitive activities of IP owners. Later, the paper has discussed about India’s Position with regard to the interplay between the Competition Act, 2002 and the Intellectual Property Laws of India along with some landmark cases in relation to it. 


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