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Registrability of acronyms as trademarks
  • SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte
  • Germany
  • January 13 2016

The Federal Patent Court recently issued a judgment dealing with a sequence of letters that a company in the pharmaceutical sector wanted to

Germany criminalizes corruption in the health care system
  • Jones Day
  • Germany
  • August 3 2015

On July 29, 2015, the German government adopted a Draft Act against corruption in the health care system (Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur Bekämpfung der

Court rules on protection terms for further developments of reference medicinal products
  • SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte
  • European Union, Germany
  • August 12 2015

The further development of an original product with other therapeutic indications, active ingredient strengths or dosages that have their own

Bundestag Passes Law on E-Health
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Germany
  • December 14 2015

The German Federal Parliament (Bundestag) has passed a law on e-health. The law will introduce telematics infrastructure into healthcare and will

Court rules on genuine use and similarity of goods of pharma trademarks
  • SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte
  • Germany
  • August 19 2015

The Federal Patent Court recently held that a likelihood of confusion existed between the marks SANDTER 1953 and SANDER

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

Standard distribution agreements for pharmaceutical products
  • SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte
  • Germany
  • July 22 2015

Manufacturers of pharmaceutical products not only sell products themselves, but also use external partners to get their products to market and to

Is this the death of the online review?
  • Fieldfisher LLP
  • Germany
  • April 29 2016

A recent ruling of the German Federal Court of Justice leaves providers of online review platforms in a state of shock, which could extend beyond

Joint Senate of the Federal Court of Justice rules: German prescription drug price maintenance also applies to EU mail service pharmacies
  • Oppenhoff & Partner Rechtsanwälte
  • Germany
  • September 28 2012

Europa Apotheek, the second largest mail service pharmacy in Europe with its seat in the Netherlands, had offered drugs via Internet mail commerce also for the German market

Corruption in healthcare sector becomes criminal offence
  • SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte
  • Germany
  • August 26 2015

Corruption is set to become a criminal offence for most individuals working in the healthcare sector. This development will affect the assessment of