With the help of key international experts, this virtual seminar will explore in what circumstances IP rights can give rise to competition concerns and how competition agencies can address these concerns without undermining the firms’ incentives to invest and innovate. IP rights, which create limited exclusive rights that protect investments in research and some creative activities, have taken on an increasingly prominent and extensive role in economic activity – and in competition as well. As the economy digitalises and the importance of intangible assets in the overall economy increases, the relevance of the interaction between competition and IP law has grown.