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News from Brussels – Stricter rules on pesticides and human substances for medical treatments & therapies

In the past few weeks the EU Commission made several legislative proposals in the areas of chemistry/food safety and safety of (medical) products. Two of those topics we would...

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Free samples of medicinal products to pharmacists – Section 7 (1) Health Services and Products Advertising Act (HWG) 

Higher Regional Court, Frankfurt am Main, judgment dated 10 February 2022, Case No. 6 U 161/15 As reported here on

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News from the UPC – New Court expected to start operating in early 2023

The Protocol on the Provisional Application of the UPCA entered into force on 19 January 2022 and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) was born as an international organisation. At ...

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Germany terminates agreement with Switzerland on the use of trademarks

For owners of German trademarks who use their trademark only in Switzerland, caution is now advised! Germany has terminated an agreement of 1892, according to which owners of ...

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Reform of the German Act against Unfair Competition 2022 – compensation for damages for consumers

On 28 May 2022, the Act on Strengthening Consumer Protection in Competition and Trade Law came into force. It implements the requirements of Directive (EU) 2019/2161 of 27 Nov...

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Sequence Listings in New Format – WIPO ST. 26 in force from 1 July 2022 on

On 1 July 2022 (the “Big Bang”-Date) a new sequence listing (SQL) standard will come into force. On that date, all Intellectual Property Offices ...

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