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Reminder of the key requirements of the anti-gift law following the €1 billion+ fine of a pharmaceutical company
  Breach of the “anti-gift” law An investigation by the Directorate General for Fair Trading, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (“DGCCRF”) led to a €1,125 million fine on a pharmaceutical group for practices constituting a massive breach of the "anti-gift" law. In 2021, the DGCCRF investigated compliance with the "anti-gift" system in the health products distribution sector and uncovered illegal practices in particular that certain pharmacists throughout France were unduly...
February 2, 2023
3 min read
Rebranding generics as branded medicines – CJEU issues...
The CJEU has provided welcome new guidance on when parallel importers...
December 9, 2022
5 min read
Dialogue at EU level on the legalisation of recreational...
The Federal Government submits its White Paper on the legalisation...
December 1, 2022
11 min read
To repackage or not? Latest CJEU rulings provide guidance for parallel traders of medicines
Repackaging of medicine is a hotly debated issue between pharmaceutical companies and parallel traders....
November 22, 2022
8 min read
The Second Draft Patent Examination Guidelines on Patent Linkage Invalidation, PTE and PTA
The second draft amendment to the Patent Examination Guidelines (the “
November 3, 2022
4 min read
The Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property and Competition Law Review
The Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property and Competition Law Review provides a practical overview...
September 16, 2022
1 min read
China’s First Supreme Court Patent Linkage Decision
On 5 August 2022, the Chinese Supreme Court (the “SPC”) handed down the second instance judgment on...
September 7, 2022
11 min read
Spanish Competition Authority analyses distribution of medicines in Spain
On June 22, 2022, the Spanish Competition Authority (“CNMC”) published a study about the wholesale...
July 18, 2022
6 min read
To opt-out or not? The UPC will change the rules of the game in the European patent field possibly as soon as next fall
Early this year it became clear that the long-pending reform of the European patent system is finally...
June 1, 2022
7 min read
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