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ECJ: no pharmacy chains in Germany
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, Germany
  • July 17 2009

On 19 May 2009 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed that Germany can have national legislation which prevents non-pharmacists from owning and operating pharmacies (joined cases C-17107 and C- 172-07


End of German Olanzapine battle: Federal Supreme Court upholds patent
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • March 11 2009

On December 16, 2008 the Federal Supreme Court gave its judgment determining the validity of the Olanzapine patent, this was further to its revocation by the Federal Patent Court at first instance


CJEU decides that binding retail price maintenance for prescription drugs in Germany violates EU law
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, Germany
  • October 19 2016

Upon a referral for preliminary ruling of the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf the CJEU Case C 14815 had to concern itself with the German law


The Bolar exemption protection of API suppliers
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, Germany
  • May 18 2014

The CJEU has recently been asked by the German courts to consider whether the Bolar exemption extends to a third party manufacturer which supplies a


Medical products: to be or not to be?
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • July 28 2010

The German Federal Court of Justice has given a key decision in its judgment of 14 January 2010 (Case I ZR 13807) relating to the differentiation of foodstuffs and medicinal products in borderline cases


Federal Supreme Court of Germany decides on second medical use claims that relate to dosage recommendations
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • May 29 2007

In the decision Carvedilol II (file X ZR 23601), the Federal Supreme Court had to deal with the validity of the German part of a European patent that was defended with a main claim, the essential part of which reads as follows: “Use of Carvedilol for the manufacture of a medicament , wherein the medicament is administered in an initial dose of 3.125 mg , daily for a period of 7- 28 days .”


CJEU rules on non-corrective colour contact lenses
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, Germany
  • November 17 2015

On 3 September 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered its ruling in case C-32114 Colena AG v Karnevalservice Bastian GmbH


FSC decides on patentability of neural progenitor cells II (Brustle)
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • February 25 2013

Recently, the German Federal Supreme Court decided on a nullity action on the patentability of progenitor cells extracted from human embryonic stem


The German “dioxin incident”
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • February 9 2011

Since December 2010 there have been several media reports on dioxin in animal feed in Germany


German Federal Cartel Office encourages German drug makers to challenge purchasing cooperation of health insurance companies before courts
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • March 26 2007

On 22 November 2006, the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) wrote a letter to all German associations of pharmaceutical companies informing them that the FCO will not commence proceedings against the cooperation regarding procurement planned by 16 health insurance companies (Allgemeine Ortskrankenkassen, “AOK”), however, the FCO encouraged the associations to challenge the procurement cooperation before the courts