Bird & Bird
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Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
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Late last week, the Full Federal Court of Australia confirmed that the mere act of filing a Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) application for a generic pharmaceutical product is not, of itself, an act of infringement provided that the generic product will not be made available for sale to wholesalers or pharmacists until after the relevant patent has expired: Warner-Lambert Company LLC v Apotex Pty Limited  FCAFC 58. This decision clears any uncertainty for generics proposing to apply to list on the PBS prior to patent expiry for post patent launch.
Blockchain (or distributed ledger technology) is a rapidly evolving technology with implications that are still being understood.
ith the increased use of social media, businesses have shifted from more traditional types of marketing and advertising into the digital environment, with integrated or native advertising, blogs and social media forums to promote their goods and services
Bird & Bird today appoints one of Australia's leading intellectual property lawyers, Lynne Lewis, as a partner in Sydney.
We're delighted to welcome James Durnall as a new Corporate and Energy & Utilities Special Counsel today. James will be based in our Sydney office.
The Sydney Bird & Bird team recently advised the City & Guilds Group on the acquisition of Adelaide-based e3Learning – one of Australia's largest dedicated corporate e-learning and compliance providers. e3Learning consists of Interact Learning Pty Limited, an Australian entity, and its two wholly-owned subsidiaries, e3Learning Solutions Ltd based in Australia, and e3Learning UK Limited based in the UK.
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