SIBprima June 2018 – Patenting antibodies for therapeutic use – Proposed SPC waiver – Italy implements trade secrets Directive
|EUROPEAN PATENTS – CASE LAW
When are antibodies for therapeutic use patentable in Europe?
An article co-authored by our partner Claudio Germinario, published in May 2018 by Nature Biotechnology, explains clearly, schematically and in practical terms the general guidelines on the patentability in Europe of inventions arising from research in the field of poly- and mono-clonal antibodies. (more)
|EUROPEAN UNION – LEGISLATION UPDATE
European Commission proposes SPC waiver
The European Commission has proposed the introduction of an SPC waiver aiming to make European Union-based generic and biosimilar manufacturers more competitive on the global market; there is concern that the changing patent protection rules for medicinal products could hurt Europe’s ability to attract investors in medical and pharma research. (more)
|ITALY – LEGISLATION UPDATE
Italy implements EU Directive on trade secrets
Legislative Decree No. 63/2018 came into force on 22 June 2018, implementing into Italian law the European Union Directive No. 943/2016 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure. (more)
|TRADEMARKS IN ITALY – CASE LAW
Italian Supreme Court rules on registration of trademarks in bad faith in Radio Vicenza
The Italian Supreme Court has confirmed that Article 19 (2) of the Industrial Property Code prohibiting registration of trademarks in bad faith does not apply to the registration of abandoned trademarks that have ceased to produce effects. (more)
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