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Hogan Lovells Publications

Connecting Europe - False advertising in life sciences

In view of the success of our first edition of “False Advertising in Life Sciences”, we are proud to introduce our second edition which is even more thorough.

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Purchase of expensive drugs from outside the EU: did AIFA open the Pandora’s box?

By Ministerial Circular of 23 March 2017, AIFA clarified the conditions under which unauthorized medicinal products may be purchased abroad further to the procedure laid down by the...

Brochures

Combatting illegal pharma trade

Combatting black and grey markets for the pharmaceutical industry

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Patentability of software in Italy & partial recovery of profits (infringement of patents on marginal aspects of a product)

By judgement of January 3rd, 2017, the Turin Court of Appeal delivered a monumental decision in a longstanding patent dispute concerning the validity and infringement of patents relating to ...

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NEWSFLASH: What happens if you purchase a marketing authorisation then revoked for serious non-compliances with the Good Clinical Practice?

Transfer of a MA, its subsequent revocation and compensation for damages

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Infringement by equivalence and patentability of intermediates in Italy

By decision of December 2nd, 2016, No 24658, Industriale Chimica S.r.l. vs Bayer Pharma AG, the Italian Supreme Court ruled on the infringement by equivalence and on the patentability of...

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Italy: Trademark exhaustion in parallel imports – A question of venue and owner consent in the State of importation

By order issued on October 17, 2016, the Court of Milan ruled on exhaustion of trademark rights and on the activities preliminary to the commercialisation that may amount to trademark...

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Italy: Client lists – a (trade) secret but not for the supplier

When distribution agreements are terminated, a delicate issue often arises that is closely related to the need of the supplier to ensure continuity of business thereby preserving the...

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