Competition Act (2008:579)

Year of Version:2011
Date of Entry into Force:November 1, 2008
Date of Text (Enacted):June 18, 2008
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
The Swedish Competition Act is modeled on the basis of EU competition law.

The Act aims to regulate three types of actions that limits or distorts competition, namely anti-competitive cooperation between companies (Chapter 2), unilateral conduct of companies constituting abuse of dominant position (Chapter 3), and structural changes relating to control of mergers between undertakings (Chapter 4).

Article 12 refers to the exemption to the duty to disclose business secrets of a technical nature.
Available Texts: 

Competition Act (2008:579) Competition Act (2008:579), Complete document (pdf) [279 KB]


Konkurrenslag (2008:579) Konkurrenslag (2008:579), Complete document (pdf) [191 KB]

Historical Versions:
WIPO Lex No.:SE119