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CJEU ruling confirms new scope for specific mechanism

Patrick Wingrove, London


Patent and SPC holders can stop parallel imports from new EU states to old ones if equivalent protection wasn’t available for patents at the time of filing but was for SPCs, CJEU rules in Pfizer v Orifarm

The Court of Justice of the EU ruled on Pfizer v Orifarm (C-681-16) today, regarding parallel imports of medicines of new EU countries into old ones.

The court decided that in situations where patents were not available for a medicine...


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