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Patent holders' right to prevent drug imports from 'new' EU countries into 'old' ones not automatic, rules CJEU

Drug distribution companies can ask regulators to sanction their importing of drugs from an EU accession state into a more established EU country if patent holders opposed to that activity fail to notify the prospective importers of their intention to rely... 24 Feb 2015

UK court prevents drugs brand owner from enforcing trade mark rights to enable market competition

A drugs distributor legitimately changed the name of a drugs product to that of a trade mark-protected brand in the UK when importing the products from France and Germany, the Court of Appeal in London has ruled. 09 Feb 2015

German quality may beat fast-start US business models, says expert

Germany may sometimes struggle to compete with the dynamic start up cultures found in other countries, where new companies are quickly established and venture capital funding is more readily available, but a radical change in business direction is unlikely,... 04 Feb 2015

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