Category Archives: Immaterialrätt

New pricing principles applied in decision on orphan drugs

New pricing principles applied in decision on orphan drugs

In the latest newsletter from the International Law Office, Lindahl’s Jonas Löfgren, Annie Kabala and Natalie Tell provides an update on recent developments in Sweden which further increases pricing uncertainty for orphan drugs.

Read the article here

Also read:

Lindahl provides an update on difficult position for orphan drugs

Orphan drug denied reimbursement in health technology assessment

 

New Climate Act – pioneering or meaningless?

New Climate Act – pioneering or meaningless?

In March 2016 the Cross-party Committee on Environmental Objectives presented its final report, ”A climate policy framework for Sweden” (SOU 2016:21). The Climate Policy Framework is a result of a cross-party political agreement that will supposedly make the climate a top issue in all policy work. The report resulted in a draft bill which was circulated for consideration. The Council on Legislation presented its views on the new Climate Act in February 2017.

Matilda Hellström at Lindahl comment on the The Climate Policy Framework in the latest newletter from ILO.

Read the article here.

Matilda Hellström

matilda.hellstrom@lindahl.se

 

Frukostseminarium: Framtidssäkra ditt varumärke

Frukostseminarium: Framtidssäkra ditt varumärke

En varumärkesregistrering är ofta en bra början, men sällan tillräcklig. För att skydda sitt varumärke och generera mesta möjliga värde behöver företag också arbeta aktivt med sina varumärken. Välkommen till ett frukostseminarium där Lindahls immaterialrättsspecialister ger dig de bästa verktygen för att du ska kunna säkra din mest värdefulla tillgång och maximera ditt varumärkes kommersiella fördelar.

PÅ PROGRAMMET:
– Utnyttjar ditt företag sitt varumärke optimalt – både offensivt och defensivt?
– Är ditt företag rustat för Brexit?
– Den senaste rättsutvecklingen – nyheter från fältet.

DATUM
Torsdagen den 27 april 2017

TID
Seminarium kl 8.00-9.00, frukost serveras från kl 7.30

PLATS
Advokatfirman Lindahl, Studentgatan 6, Malmö

ANMÄLAN
Anmäl dig senast den 23 april 2017 till anmalan.ip@lindahl.se – ange ”IP-frukost” som referens.
Bjud gärna med en gäst. Ange då i ditt svar hur många som kommer.

Seminariet är kostnadsfritt.

Sweden reviews financing and pricing

Sweden reviews financing and pricing

In mid-November 2016 the government issued directives to review the pricing and reimbursement system and the national financing system for medicinal products. The government declared that the existing system is complex and complicated and must be improved in order to operate a modern healthcare system.

The review seeks to find a clear division of financing responsibilities between the national government and local county councils. It also seeks to establish foreseeable processes for stakeholders as regards pricing.

The report from the review will be presented to the government on 1 December 2018.

Jonas Löfgren and Annie Kabala comment the review in the latest newsletter from ILO.

Read the article here

Jonas Löfgren

jonas.lofgren@lindahl.se

 

Guidance on preparatory patent infringement

Guidance on preparatory patent infringement

When and under what circumstances can a patent owner obtain an injunction against imminent infringement or, as expressed in the Patents Act, preparatory acts of infringement? This question is of particular interest for pharmaceutical patents during the regulatory process relating to authorisations of generic medicinal products.

Jonas Westerberg and Ludvig Holm at Lindahl comment on this subject in the latest newsletter from ILO.

Read the full article here.

Ludvig Holm

ludvig.holm@lindahl.se

 

Contract interpretation in digital music industry

Contract interpretation in digital music industry

The digitisation of the music industry has led to the creation of popular new on-demand services, but it has also led to friction between recording artists and record labels concerning the digital use of copyrighted music.

In a recent case, the Svea Court of Appeal (T 9046-15) shed much-needed light on whether a right to digital use can be established through the interpretation of recording contracts from a time when such use did not even exist. The case shows how a party to a contract can be found to have consented to new terms regarding digital use through passivity and confirms that a recording artist has standing to seek an injunction on his or her own without the co-creators.

In the latest newsletter from ILO Hans Eriksson and Petter Larsson from Lindahl comment the case.

Read the full article here.

Hans Eriksson

hans.eriksson@lindahl.se

 

Piratkopiorna som göder den organiserade brottsligheten

Piratkopiorna som göder den organiserade brottsligheten

Henrik Wistam, advokat och delägare på Lindahl är också ordförande i Svenska föreningen mot piratkopiering. Här intervjuas han i P1 ang problematiken kring piratkopiering. Bortsett från att det kan vara olagligt att köpa fejkprodukter, så göder man indirekt den organiserade brottsligheten genom sitt köp.

Lyssna till avsnittet här.

SR om piratkopiering

 

Prison for company executives for copyright infringement

Prison for company executives for copyright infringement

On October 13 2016 the Stockholm Patent and Market Court (B 6871-14) sentenced four company executives to up to 18 months in prison and ordered them to pay fines and damages amounting to several million Swedish kronor for copyright and trademark infringement through the online sale of counterfeit furniture.

Read the full article from the ILO newsletter here

Ludvig Holm

ludvig.holm@lindahl.se

 

Lindahl provides an update on difficult position for orphan drugs

Lindahl provides an update on difficult position for orphan drugs

In the latest newsletter from the International Law Office, Lindahl’s Annie Kabala and Jonas Löfgren provides an update on recent developments in Sweden regarding the use of products that are not approved for the same indication (off-label use) as comparator to new medicinal products in pricing decisions.

Read the article here

Also read: Orphan drug denied reimbursement in health technology assessment

Annie Kabala

annie.kabala@lindahl.se

 

No copyright protection for sport broadcasts

No copyright protection for sport broadcasts

”Following the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decision in Case C-279/13 (which was referred by the Swedish Supreme Court), the Supreme Court handed down its judgment (B 3510-11). The ECJ decision tackled the issue of whether member states can give wider protection to rights holders by enabling communication to the public to cover a greater range of acts than those found in Article 3 (2) of EU Directive 2001/29/EC (InfoSoc). In the final Swedish judgment, the question before the court was whether linking to live broadcasts of hockey games was communication to the public, and whether the live broadcasts met the requirements for copyright protection.”

Read the latest ILO article by Henrik Wistam and Annie Kabala here.

Henrik Wistam

henrik.wistam@lindahl.se