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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

'Background' trade marks may be valid even if never used as registered , UK court rules

Wordless logo trade marks that are never used in isolation can defeat a legal challenge brought on the basis that they have never been used, a UK court has ruled. 16 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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