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Taste Of Food Product Does Not Qualify For Copyright Protection
Convinced that these practices infringed its copyright in the taste of "Heksenkaas", Levola brought an action against Smilde for copyright infringement.
Belgium
25 Feb 2019
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Parallel Trade: Rebranding Of Generic Medicine To Originator Brand Name Constitutes Trade Mark Infringement
In reaching this conclusion, the Court referred to the Belgian regulatory framework which embraces the principle of "therapeutic freedom" which, as a rule, prohibits substitution in the deliverance of medicines.
European Union
31 Aug 2018
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President Trump Assails Foreign Medicine Prices And Practices In "American Patients First"
Of immediate relevance for third countries is the APF's assault against "foreign governments' free-riding off American investment in innovation".
United States
16 May 2018
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Court Of Justice Of European Union Lowers Evidence Standard In Vaccine-Liability Case
Under Article 4 of the Directive, a person injured by a defective product should prove the damage, the defect and the causal relationship between defect and damage.
European Union
11 Aug 2017
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Brussels Commercial Court: Parallel Imported Pharmaceuticals Must Comply With Latest Packaging
On 27 April 2017, the President of the Dutch-language Commercial Court of Brussels decided a case concerning the repackaging of parallel imported pharmaceuticals, in which it applied the so-called...
European Union
16 Jun 2017
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No Patentability For Products Of Essentially Biological Processes
Following this decision, the European Parliament asked the Commission in December 2015 to look into the patentability of these products.
European Union
13 Feb 2017
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Supreme Court Acknowledges Objective Justification For Parallel Importation Of Pharmaceuticals
The Supreme Court recently handed down two judgments on the repackaging of parallel imported pharmaceuticals.
Belgium
9 Feb 2017
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EU Court Of Justice Confirms Validity Of Tobacco Products Directive
Subject to a few exceptions, EU Member States should apply the national implementing measures of the TPD as from 20 May 2016.
European Union
16 Jun 2016
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Bill Aimed At Ratification Of Council Of Europe Medicrime Convention
On 7 March 2016, the Government submitted to the Chamber of Representatives a bill on the counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes involving threats to public health.
Belgium
6 Apr 2016
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Court Of Appeal Permits Repackaging Of Parallel Import Pharmaceuticals
On 14 September 2015, the Court of Appeal of Mons permitted parallel imported pharmaceutical products to be repackaged and sold in package sizes that are predominant on the Belgian market.
Belgium
16 Nov 2015
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Brussels Court Of Appeal Refers Questions To ECJ On Validity Of Prohibition On Price Reductions For Tobacco Products
In an interim judgment of 5 May 2015, the Brussels Court of Appeal referred three questions for a preliminary ruling to the Court of Justice of the European Union.
European Union
11 Sep 2015
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Minister For Social Affairs And Public Health Concludes "Pact For Future" With Pharmaceutical Industry
On 27 July 2015, the Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health, Maggie De Block ("the Minister"), and the pharmaceutical sector umbrella organisations pharma.be and FeBelGen entered into a "Pact for the Future"...
Belgium
21 Aug 2015
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ECJ Rules On Misleading Labelling Of Foodstuffs
On 4 June 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the "ECJ") ruled on a request for a preliminary ruling from the German Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof) regarding the misleading labelling of foodstuffs...
European Union
6 Aug 2015
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ECJ Provides Guidance On Parallel Imports From New Member States
The Court of Justice of the European Union issued a judgment interpreting the Specific Mechanism for parallel importation of pharmaceutical products from new EU Member States shortly after their accession to the EU.
European Union
13 Mar 2015
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EU Commission Conditionally Approves Three-Part GSK/Novartis Deal
On 28 January 2015, in two separate decisions, the European Commission conditionally approved a complex transaction between pharmaceuticals producers GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Novartis.
European Union
11 Mar 2015
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ECJ Clarifies Concept Of "Human Embryo" Within Meaning Of Biotech Directive
In the facts underlying the case at hand, ISCC sought to register two UK patents relating to unfertilized human ova which have been stimulated to divide in the absence of sperm.
European Union
5 Feb 2015
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The Spanish Supreme Court Rules On Dual-Pricing Against Pfizer
On 3 December 2014, the Spanish Supreme Court handed down a judgment in the Pfizer dual-pricing case, ruling that special pricing legislation in Spain does not prevent the application of the competition laws.
Spain
5 Feb 2015
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European Commission Study On The Economic Impact Of Retail On Choice And Innovation In The EU Food Sector
On 2 October 2014, the European Commission published a study on the evolution of the European food retail market over the last ten years.
European Union
17 Nov 2014
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Commission Fines Servier And 5 Other Generic Producers A Total Of € 427 Million Over "Pay-For-Delay" Deals And Abuse Of A Dominant Position
Perindopril is a blood pressure control medicine that used to be Servier’s bestselling medicine.
European Union
21 Aug 2014
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ECJ Dismisses Astrazeneca Appeal Over Abusive Misuse Of Patent System And Regulatory Procedures Involving Anti-Ulcer Pharmaceutical Losec®
On 6 December 2012, the Court of Justice of the European Union handed down its judgment in the AstraZeneca case, following an appeal against a 2010 judgment of the General Court which itself had upheld in large part an earlier decision of the European Commission that had imposed a € 60 million fine on the company for abuse of the patent system and regulatory procedures in the pharmaceutical sector.
European Union
24 Jan 2013
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