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CJEU Denies SPC for Medical Devices Incorporating an Ancillary Active Ingredient

CJEU Denies SPC for Medical Devices Incorporating an Ancillary Active Ingredient
09/01/2019

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) recently ruled that, unlike medicinal products, medical devices incorporating an ancillary drug substance cannot benefit from supplementary protection certificate (SPC) protection. 

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CJ rules that UK may unilaterally withdraw from Brexit (Wightman and others)

CJ rules that UK may unilaterally withdraw from Brexit (Wightman and others)
02/01/2019

On 10 December 2018, the CJ issued its judgment in case Andy Wightman and others v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (C-621/18). The case deals with the question of whether the UK may unilaterally revoke the notification of intention to withdraw from the EU. 

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Regulation (EU) 2018/302 on geo-blocking now applicable

Regulation (EU) 2018/302 on geo-blocking now applicable
31/12/2018

“Geo-blocking” designates the problem of customers not being able to buy goods and services from traders located in a different European Union (“EU”) Member State for reasons related to their nationality,

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State Aid/WTO CJ rules that exemption from real estate transfer tax in the context of a restructuring within a group is not State aid (A-Braunerei)

State Aid/WTO CJ rules that exemption from real estate transfer tax in the context of a restructuring within a group is not State aid (A-Braunerei)
27/12/2018

On 19 December 2018, the CJ issued its judgment in case Finanzamt B v A-Braueri (C-374/17). The case deals with a request made by A-Brauerei concerning the refusal of German tax authorities to grant A-Brauerei the exemption from the real property transfer tax which may, under certain conditions

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CJEU Denies SPC for Medical Devices Incorporating an Ancillary Active Ingredient

CJEU Denies SPC for Medical Devices Incorporating an Ancillary Active Ingredient
24/12/2018

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) recently ruled that, unlike medicinal products, medical devices incorporating an ancillary drug substance cannot benefit from supplementary protection certificate (SPC) protection. 

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Brexit: the UK may unilaterally back out

Brexit: the UK may unilaterally back out
12/12/2018

In today’s judgment (07.12), the Court of Justice of the European Union, sitting in full court, has followed the opinion of its Advocate General by recognising the UK’s right to revoke its intention to leave the European Union.

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Preliminary opinion of EU Court of Justice suggests that United Kingdom could still avoid Brexit

Preliminary opinion of EU Court of Justice suggests that United Kingdom could still avoid Brexit
07/12/2018

On 4 December, EU Court of Justice Advocate General Campos Sánchez-Bordona concluded that the United Kingdom may unilaterally withdraw its intention to leave the European Union before 29 March 2019 and therefore remain in the EU.

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CJEU doesn't like the taste of copyright

CJEU doesn't like the taste of copyright
14/11/2018

Today, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") decided that the taste of a food product is not eligible for copyright protection.

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CJEU: VAT on share disposal costs recoverable in certain cases

CJEU: VAT on share disposal costs recoverable in certain cases
12/11/2018

VAT on costs incurred in connection with an envisaged share disposal is in principle not recoverable. However, if the reason for the disposal lies in the VAT taxed activities of the parent company, VAT on the disposal costs may be recoverable. 

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Aide à l'innovation : à quoi les start-up peuvent-elles prétendre ?

Aide à l'innovation : à quoi les start-up peuvent-elles prétendre ?
08/10/2018

Dans un contexte d’évolution constante en matière entreprenariale et face à l’émergence de nouvelles activités sur le marché, la modification de la législation relative au régime d’aide à la recherche, au développement et à l’innovation est apparue comme une évidence.

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