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New CJEU decision on parallel importation of medicinal products: a victory for trademark owners

The decision confirms that repackaging may take place only where it is “objectively necessary” according to the BMS conditions.

06 December 2022

Landmark CJEU ruling clarifies limits of rebranding generics as branded medicines

The court provided much needed guidance on how to reconcile trademark rights and the free movement of goods in relation to the parallel import of generic medicines.

02 December 2022

Well, well, well… General Court confirms that WELL AND WELL pharma mark has limited scope of protection

This is the third time that the owner of the mark WELL AND WELL has unsuccessfully opposed the registration of a mark containing the element ‘well’ for pharmaceutical goods and services.

28 November 2022

Federal Circuit upholds preliminary injunction in trade dress case

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit enjoined the defendant from marketing a particular configuration of medical device filters without clear source-identifying indicia.

25 November 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: October 2022

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Stock markets rebound, with energy brands the top performers, but adidas' share price suffers from Kanye split.

24 November 2022

Six counterfeit hotspots in Pakistan that brand owners must be aware of

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In this update from our series on marketplaces around the globe that are reportedly notorious for being counterfeit havens, we head to Pakistan.

16 November 2022

Supreme Court issues milestone ruling on rebranding of parallel-imported medicinal products

The judgment is significant as it explains how the BMS conditions established by the CJEU should be applied to rebranding in parallel import cases.

16 November 2022

Twitter impersonation causes Eli Lilly stock plunge; Red Points funding boost; Rolex enters metaverse – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the INFORM Consumers Act moving towards passage in the US House, Continental Tires China being awarded $643,000 in damages in China, and much more.

15 November 2022

New e-commerce and pharmaceuticals alliance established to tackle counterfeits

Confirmed partners include Amazon, Carousell, Indiamart, Interpol, JD, Lazada, Mastercard and Meta, with the Pharmaceutical Security Institute driving the initiative.

14 November 2022

Court of Appeals finds that attempt to obtain sanitary authorisation does not constitute “preparatory act” of use

The fact that the defendant started the sanitary authorisation process in 2015 - a year after the opposition was filed - did not go unnoticed by the court.

14 November 2022

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