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  1. Legal news
    01 March 2019
    Processing health data in France: What to look out for after GDPR?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/france/processing-health-data-in-france-what-to-look-out-for-after-gdpr

    French law imposes stricter requirements than the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) regarding health data processing.

  2. Legal news
    08 September 2020
    A vaccine for COVID-19: risks and liabilities from an international perspective
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/netherlands/a-vaccine-for-covid-19-risks-and-liabilities-in-international-perspective

    As the development of vaccines against COVID-19 is progressing, the question becomes urgent who will be liable if a vaccine is marketed and will cause unexpected adverse effects as a result of the requested speed and ...

  3. Legal news
    11 May 2020
    COVID-19: New German legislation to fight pandemic may affect granted German patents
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/covid-19-new-german-legislation-to-fight-pandemic-may-affect-granted-patents

    In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic the German government has recently passed a “corona crisis package”. The so-called Act for protecting the Population in the Event of an Epidemic Situation of National Importance, the ...

  4. Legal news
    20 March 2020
    German Constitutional Court declares the vote on the ratification act of the UPC Agreement unconstitutional because of a lack of the required quorum
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/german-constitutional-court-declares-the-vote-on-the-ratification-act-of-the-upc-agreement

    Today the German Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) ruled that the German ratification act for the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) is void, because an insufficient number of members of parliament was ...

  5. 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.

  6. Legal news
    24 February 2020
    Blockchain in the Life Sciences & Healthcare Sectors
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/blockchain-in-the-life-sciences-and-healthcare-sectors

    Blockchain is perhaps best known as the technology on which Bitcoin and other digital cryptocurrencies are built. Adoption of blockchain technology – especially in the financial services sector – has been rapid but in ...

  7. Twobirds news
    14 October 2019
    Bird & Bird lawyers join EU innovation project SMART- BEAR
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2019/global/bird-and-bird-lawyers-join-eu-innovation-project-smart--bear

    International law firm Bird & Bird joins 26 organisations in a European Commission funded project that draws on big data to improve the health and wellbeing of European citizens. The four-year project aims to build a ...

  8. Twobirds news
    05 February 2020
    Bird & Bird advises Arm pro bono on flagship healthcare project to test a device aimed to solve the digital needs of remote healthcare workers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2020/united-kingdom/bird-and-bird-advises-arm-pro-bono-on-flagship-healthcare

    International law firm Bird & Bird advises international semiconductor design company, Arm, pro bono on a 15-month project in partnership with Be Healthy Be Mobile (a joint initiative between the World Health ...

  9. Legal news
    17 March 2020
    COVID-19: UK Public Health Perspectives
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/covid-19-uk-public-health-perspectives

    As Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the globe, in an effort to prepare for all eventualities, on 10 February 2020, the UK Government passed into law The Health Protection (Coronavirus) Regulations ...

  10. Legal news
    23 April 2020
    COVID-19: Our series of regulatory legislation trackers for the Life Sciences & Healthcare industry
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/covid-19-our-series-of-regulatory-legislation-trackers-for-the-life-sciences-and-healthcare-industry

    COVID-19 presents an unprecedented challenge to the global life sciences industry. Members of our International Life Sciences & Healthcare team, lawyers who have a wealth of hands-on experience and strong relationships ...