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EUIPO sides with Takeda in trademark appeal


Japan-based Takeda Pharmaceutical has persuaded the European Union Intellectual Property Office that an applied-for trademark would be confused with its own earlier-registered mark

EU court sides with Merck in Endoceutics trademark appeal


The EU General Court dismissed Canada-based Endoceutics’ trademark appeal in a win for medical technology company Merck KGaA on Thursday, November 22.

Leo Pharma and PellePharm sign rare disease deal

Denmark, US22-11-2018

Denmark-based Leo Pharma and Californian rare disease company PellePharm have partnered to develop and commercialise therapies for rare forms of skin cancer.

EU court throws out catheter trademark appeal


The EU General Court has upheld a decision to deny Japanese medical device producer Asahi Intecc a trademark for a line of catheters it produces.

LSPN Europe 2018: Russian litigation and US second medical use

Russia, UK, US20-11-2018

The strategies of generic makers in Russia have changed dramatically over the past few years, according to Natalia Gulyaeva, partner at Hogan Lovells.

EU General Court rejects opposition to Merck TM


The EU General Court handed a victory to Merck KGaA late last week, after rejecting a Swiss company’s trademark appeal.

Brexit draft deal: a welcome step but more certainty needed, say lawyers

EU, UK16-11-2018

While the pharmaceutical industry has welcomed the draft Withdrawal Agreement for the UK’s departure from the EU, more clarity is still needed, lawyers have told LSIPR.

LSPN Europe 2018: SPCs—important but ‘phenomenally complicated’, say lawyers


Supplementary protection certificates are hugely important to MSD’s business, according to Elena Böhles, assistant counsel at the pharmaceutical company, based in Hertfordshire, UK.

LSPN Europe 2018: Chinese filings impressive statement, says EPO director

China, EPO15-11-2018

Last year, for the first time in European Patent Office history, a Chinese company filed the most European patent applications, making an “impressive statement” on what companies in the country are doing, according to Peter Albrecht. 

LSPN Europe 2018: Technology advancing at ‘incredible pace’ in life sciences

EU, US15-11-2018

The speed of technological advancements in the life sciences industry is forcing patent lawyers to consider whether the norms they’re used to dealing with in the profession still apply.

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