Patents: no supplementary protection certificate for second medical use

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2020/global/no-supplementary-protection-certificate-for-second-medical-use

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has held that a supplementary protection certificate (SPC) cannot be granted for a different application of the same product for which an earlier marketing authorisation (MA) had been granted.

07 September 2020

General Court “shades” some light on 3D trademark registration

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2020/global/general-court-shades-some-light-on-3d-trademark-registration

In a judgment dated 26 March 2020, the General Court clarified the elusive question of the registration of signs consisting of the shape of the product as trademarks.

22 May 2020

France: Ordinance No. 2020-560 dated 13 May 2020 – New adjustment of the procedural deadlines in the context of the national state of health emergency

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2020/france/covid-19-et-nouvel-ajustement-des-delais-judiciaires

With lockdown easing, the French Government modified the system of time limits extensions, especially procedural deadlines, during the health emergency.

22 May 2020

A Toolkit for businesses to help manage contractual relationships governed by French law

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2020/france/a-toolkit-for-businesses-to-help-manage-contractual-relationships-governed-by-french-law

Anne-Florence Raducault, a partner in our French DR team together with associates Celine Gasser and Benjamin Maubert have put together a toolkit to help businesses manage contractual relationships governed by French law during the current pandemic.

30 April 2020

COVID-19 cash flow management: solutions to be implemented now before the Courts - New deadlines resulting from Ordinance No. 2020-427 dated April 15, 2020

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2020/france/covid-19-et-votre-tresorerie

The continuity of your company depends on the actions you take as of now: despite a reduced functioning of Courts, several solutions might enable you to secure financially your business.

23 April 2020