Overview


Patent and trademark issues affecting pharmaceutical laboratories, biotechs, food supplements and dietary products professionals, cosmetics companies and medical devices manufacturers is continually evolving across France and the EU. We are regularly monitoring key cases and news, to provide insights as to how this impacts business within your sector.

In Depth


Highlights in this Issue

UNIFIED PATENT COURT

The Unified Patent Court (UPC) should become a reality in 2022 or in the first few months of 2023. READ MORE

SUPPLEMENTARY PROTECTION CERTIFICATE (SPC) – ACTIVE INGREDIENT NOT SPECIFICALLY COVERED BY A PATENT
CA Paris, October 15, 2021, Royalty Pharma Collection Trust v. INPI (docket no. 17/04327)
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GENERIC MEDICINE – INFRINGEMENT ACTION – PROVISIONAL MEASURES
CA Paris, November 9, 2021, Eli Lilly v. Zentiva France (docket no. 21/01880)
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THREE-DIMENSIONAL TRADEMARK – SHAPE OF A SPHERICAL CONTAINER – LACK OF DISTINCTIVENESS
General Court, September 8, 2021, case T489/20, Eos Products Sàrl v. EUIPO
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OPPOSITION PROCEEDINGS — NO SIMILARITY OF THE GOODS AND SERVICE – NO LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION
General Court, September 15, 2021, case T331/20, Laboratios Ern SA v. Le-Vel Brands LLC and EUIPO
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THREE-DIMENSIONAL TRADEMARK – GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION –DISTINCTIVENESS
CA Aix-en-Provence, September 23, 2021, Laboratoires M&L v. INPI (docket no. 21/00164)
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UNFAIR COMPETITION – PARASITISM – CONFIDENTIAL KNOW-HOW – FORMER EMPLOYEE – INVALID PURCHASE REPORT
CA Douai, December 16, 2021, Cartospé-Packaging v. Cartonnage Vaillant and Astra Inks (docket no. 19/05826)
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