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23/05/18

Serialization of medicinal products: last call

MedikamenteIn response to the increase of falsified medicinal products entering the supply chain via legal distribution channels, the European Union (EU) established a reinforced legal framework through the adoption of new mechanisms.

Facing such economic and sanitary consequences, the directive 2011/62/EU dated 8 June 2011 – related to the prevention of the insertion of falsified medicinal products on the supply chain and modifying the directive 2001/83/EC that elaborates a community Code for medicinal products, – had identified four pillars in order, for instance, to reinforce controls throughout the EU.  Lire la suite

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16/04/18

Brexit report highlights industry challenges

60722784 - brexit flags representing patriotic britain euro and patriotismThe life sciences sector is particularly exposed to Brexit. The close integration of the UK’s regulatory and research environment with that of the EU, and the international nature of the industry, means that separation is likely to be difficult and disruptive. Lire la suite

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05/02/18

Defying Gravity – How ambitious businesses can achieve growth in the age of uncertainty

screenshot001Part 2: expanding international horizons

The Defying Gravity report of Mills and Reeve series will help to explain how medium sized businesses (MSBs) can achieve high performance in complex and uncertain times. Research is based on interviews conducted in 2017 with 500 leaders of UK MSBs across a representative range of industry sectors. Lire la suite

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02/02/18

Philanthropy – completely overlooked by Brexit?

brexitUK charities risk losing more than £250m (£229m for England alone) of EU money after Brexit.[1]

The main sectors which stand to be affected by the loss of EU funding are international development and humanitarian aid, research and natural and historical conservation. Lire la suite

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29/01/18

Brexit: an opportunity to optimize your matrimonial property regime!

big-ben-2You have been living with your spouse in the United Kingdom and you are thinking about coming back to France… And what if you took advantage of the opportunity to reconsider the organization and transmission of your wealth at a minimum cost for the purposes of future transmissions or to better protect your spouse?

The return to France of a French married couple without a marriage contract and who were residing previously in the United Kingdom may be an opportunity to consider their matrimonial property regime. Lire la suite

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24/01/18

Sorbet Can Use Champagne in its Name because it Tastes Primarily Like Champagne

ChampagneThe Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) held on December 20, 2017 that a sorbet containing champagne can be sold if its taste is primarily attributable to the presence of Champagne in its composition.

German supermarket chain Aldi started selling in its stores in 2012 a “Champagner Sorbet” which packaging stated that it contained 12% Champagne. Lire la suite

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22/12/17

Limoges porcelain now protected by French GI scheme

36662140 - seamless blue floral pattern. background in the style of chinese painting on porcelain or russian gzhel style.“France’s national institute of industrial property, the Institut national de la propriété industrielle (INPI) has approved « Porcelaine de Limoges », the porcelain made in Limoges, in the Haute-Vienne department, as an « indication géographique protégeant les produits industriels et artisanaux », a geographical indication protecting industrial and handicraft products. It is the third geographical indication of an industrial and handicraft product approved by the INPI, after the « siège de Liffol » in December 2016 and the « granit de  Bretagne » in January 2017. The Limoges porcelain must be both produced and decorated in the Limoges geographical area. Lire la suite

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21/12/17

Brexit : New headquarters for the European Medicines Agency and the European Banking Authority

57353021 - brexit conceptFollowing voting by secret ballot on 20 November 2017, the EU’s 27 European affairs ministers chose Amsterdam to welcome the headquarters for the European Medicines Agency (EMA), and Paris for the European Banking Authority (EBA).

The results of voting surprised everyone. If Lille’s submission to welcome the EMA’s headquarters was considered as one of the more serious, Paris seemed to have little chance up against Frankfurt, notably, to win that of the EBA. Lire la suite

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11/12/17

Brexit : the transfer of the European Banking Authority’s headquarters to Paris

paris2The 27 Member States meeting on 20 November 2017 in the Council of Ministers of the European Union (EU) chose Paris, after two rounds of voting and a drawing of lots, to host the headquarters of the European Banking Authority (EBA). Lire la suite

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30/11/17

Is the ‘Brexit’ necessarily a threat to the interests of businesses throughout the UK and EU that own or rely on Intellectual property and geographical indication rights protected within the Union?

brexit-2The first Brexit position paper to cover Intellectual property was issued on 7th September, 2017 [i] by the European Commission. The position paper contains technical aspects procedures and geographical indications of Intellectual property law to be presented to the UK in the context of negotiations under Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon. Indeed Article 50 was invoked by the UK on 29 March, 2017 and the negotiations started on 29 June, 2017. It seems that the potential change in Intellectual property law within the EU and the UK could be an obstacle for current IP right owners in regards to the management of their existing IP rights. Lire la suite

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