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  1. Legal news
    30 September 2019
    Bird & Bird secures win in preliminary injunction patent case before the Düsseldorf Courts
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/bird-and-bird-secures-win-in-preliminary-injunction-patent-case-before-the-dusseldorf-courts

    On September 26, 2019, the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf confirmed on appeal that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (“Teva”) – one of Bird & Bird’s key clients – is entitled to a preliminary injunction against ...

  2. Legal news
    03 September 2019
    China Expands Medical Devices Market Authorization Holder Pilot Project to 21 Provinces/Municipalities
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/china-expands-medical-devices-market-authorization-holder-pilot-project-to-21-provinces

    On 1 August 2019, the National Medical Products Administration ("NMPA") issued a notice to extend the pilot project of medical device registrant system (GUO YAO JIAN XIE ZHU (2019) No.33) ("Notice") to 21 ...

  3. Legal news
    20 June 2019
    China to accelerate the development of "Smart Supervision System" for drug and medical devices
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/china-to-accelerate-the-development-of-smart-supervision-system-for-drug-and-medical-devices

    The NMPA issued the Drug Smart Supervision Plan aiming to deepen the development of a drug supervision system embracing modern information technologies such as cloud computing, big data, and "Internet+" technologies.

  4. Legal news
    06 September 2019
    China passed new amendments to the Drug Administration Law
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/china-passed-new-amendments-to-the-drug-administration-law

    On 26 August 2019, China's National People's Congress passed the final amendments to the Drug Administration Law ("DAL"), which will take effect on 1 December 2019. The DAL was first enacted in 1984, then substantively ...

  5. Legal news
    03 April 2019
    Patents: possible defence to infringement by equivalence
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/patents-possible-defence-to-infringement-by-equivalence

    The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) has held that a patent was invalid but also considered a possible defence to infringement by equivalence.

  6. Legal news
    25 February 2020
    Surgical face masks – filtering out counterfeit copies
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/surgical-face-masks-filtering-out-counterfeit-copies

    This article discusses the key IP and regulatory issues relating to surgical masks and penalties for the production of counterfeit products.

  7. Legal news
    03 September 2018
    New IP Act Passed in Australia: implementing Phase 1 recommendations of the Productivity Commission
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/australia/new-ip-act-passed-in-australia

    On 16 August 2018, the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Bill 2018 (Bill) passed through both Houses of Parliament and will shortly come into force upon ...

  8. Legal news
    04 July 2018
    Flash Pharma - Anti-gift provisions - July 2018
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/france/flash-pharma-anti-gift-provisions-july-2018

    Transfer of value: new French legal framework effective as of July 1st but implementing texts are still missing.

  9. Legal news
    28 August 2018
    China: Regulatory updates on product-related license for API
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/china/regulatory-updates-on-product-related-license-for-api

    While more work needs to be done to bring the Chinese regulatory landscape up to the standards of other industry leading countries, as exemplified in the recent incidents concerning vaccines in the country, China has ...