By Nick Gardner

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Alternatively, they may be dealt with as anti-competitive practices under the Competition Act 1980. An anti-competitive practice is defined in the Competition Act as: a course of conduct which of itself or when taken together with a course of conduct pursued by persons associated with him, has or is intended to have or is likely to have the effect of restricting, distorting 34 The Framework of Competition Policy or preventing competition in connection with the production, supply or acquisition of goods in the United Kingdom or any part of it or the supply or securing of services in the United Kingdom or any part of it.

Section 57-62 FTA) Parties to a merger referred to the Commission may not acquire each other's shares without the permission of the Secretary of State. (Companies Act 1989) G PATENTS AND COPYRIGHTS European Union Law There is as yet no operative Community legislation governing the issue of patents. The Community Patent Convention, when it comes into effect, will enable community-wide patents to be issued. Its legislative authority in Britain is provided by s86-88 of the Patents Act 1977. In the meantime, the European Patents Convention enables the European Patent Office at Munich to issue bundles of national patents, thus removing the need for a patentee to take out individual patents in every member state.

Actions in contemplation of or furtherance of an industrial dispute are to be excluded from any such inquiry. The Act does not provide for the recommendation of remedies for practices found to be against the public interest, and does not empower the Secretary of State to apply remedies. Like the general references referred to above, its purpose in this connection is to obtain information and advice. 36 The Framework of Competition Policy F MERGERS AND JOINT VENTURES European Union Law Mergers A 'concentration' is deemed to arise where two or more previously independent undertakings merge.

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