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Patent holder rights to bar parallel imports of their drugs from EU accession states not automatic, CJEU advisor says

Pharmaceutical companies should not be allowed to prevent drugs they put onto market in an EU accession state from being imported into a more established EU country where they hold patent rights for those medicines unless they signal their intention to rely... 24 Oct 2014

Patent box tax break for innovation "does not facilitate profit shifting", says UK Treasury

The UK government will continue to defend its 'patent box' tax break for income from qualifying intellectual property (IP) during discussions to develop a global corporate tax regime, a Treasury official has said. 08 Oct 2014

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UK despatches ‘first intellectual property trade mission’ to China

The UK government’s first trade delegation to China focused on issues involving intellectual property (IP) has begun a five-day visit to the country aimed at boosting confidence for British firms doing business in China. 01 Sep 2014

Denmark moves EU step closer to creation of unified patent court

Denmark has become the fifth European Union country to ratify an agreement that paves the way for unified patent protection for inventors across the EU and the creation of a unified patent court (UPC). 18 Aug 2014

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