Friday, August 21, 2020
The Court analyzed the Privacy Shield Decision - invalidated - and the Standard Contractual Clauses Decision.
Friday, August 14, 2020
The Italian Constitutional Court ruled on the legitimacy of the Law decree opening up the Italian copyright management market to other subjects, other than the incumbent, SIAE.
Friday, August 7, 2020
The EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal issued a landmark case on the interpretation of the scope of art. 53 (b) EPC, namely on the exception to patentability concerning "biological processes for the production of plants or animals".
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
The Court of Justice ruled that a second Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) cannot be granted, in case of a drug whose active ingredients are already covered by a previous marketing authorisation (MA), no matter if the (second) MA concerns a new therapeutic indication.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
The Court of Justice on the interpretation of the term "addresses" in art. 8 of the Enforcement Directive
Monday, July 20, 2020
Two recent decisions on the undue association with the Ferrari brand, through both online and traditional means.
Monday, July 6, 2020
On 11 June 2020, the Court of Justice ruled that pharmaceutical companies can offer free samples of prescription drugs to doctors, not to pharmacists.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
The Court ruled that the sale to a third party, out of Europe, of machines capable of implementing a European Patent did amount to contributory infringement.
Monday, June 29, 2020
According to the Court of Justice, a product's functional shape (in the case at hand, a bike) can enjoy copyright protection, if that product is an original work, resulting from an intellectual creation.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
On 4 June 2020, AG Julianne Kokott issued her Opinion in the Lundbeck case, confirming that the settlements between the patent holder and the generic manufacturers do restrict competition.