Intellectual property

Germany: CJEU referral on current practice in PI proceedings

Birgit Kramer

With a decision of 19 January 2021, the Munich Regional Court (file number 21 O 16782/20) referred following question to the CJEU for a preliminary ruling: Is it compatible with Article 9 (1) of Directive 2004/48/EC that in proceedings for provisional measures the Higher Regional Courts with jurisdiction of the last instance generally refuse to Read More

Parallel trade in the life sciences sector – recent developments

Tine Carmeliet

Please join us on Tuesday, 26 January 2021 for a webinar on the key developments in the parallel trade of pharmaceuticals in 2020.  Tine Carmeliet, Nele De Backer, Francesca Miotto, Geert Glas and Nieke Vanavermaete will talk you through recent decisions and developments in the field of parallel trade, review the impact of both Brexit Read More

Netherlands: Covid-19: Emergency Act temporarily amends Dutch Patents Act

Isabel Rutten

In June 2020, the Dutch House of Representatives passed an Emergency Act to temporarily amend the Dutch Patent Act, allowing patent holders and applicants more time to secure and preserve their patents. Before the introduction of the Emergency Act, the Covid-19 pandemic may have affected companies that owned patents or were in the process of Read More

Mexichem UK Ltd v Honeywell International Inc [2020] EWCA Civ 473 – Will a broad Arrow declaration fly?

Rafi Allos

An Arrow declaration is a form of discretionary relief granted by UK courts declaring that a product or process would have lacked novelty, or been obvious, at a specific point in time.  In contrast to declarations of non-infringement, an Arrow declaration can, in certain circumstances, be sought to achieve commercial certainty in relation to a Read More

Podcast: How to protect IP as part of a digital transformation strategy

Nigel Parker

Digitalisation is transforming businesses at an ever-increasing rate.  No matter the sector, technologies like cloud computing, the Internet of Things, AI and Blockchain are enabling streamlining of operations, new distribution channels and better customer insights.  Digital transformation is also creating new strategic imperatives as “digital natives” take market share from traditional industries. Partners Mark Ridgway Read More