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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

 

Car rims not under spare parts exemption may enjoy Community designs protection

Car rims not under spare parts exemption may enjoy Community designs protection

In the first decision of its kind from a Swedish appellate court, Svea Court of Appeal recently found that car rims do not constitute spare parts under Article 110(1) of the EU Community Designs Regulation (6/2002, December 12 2001) and thus enjoy the protections offered by the regulation.

In the latest newsletter from ILO Henrik Wistam and Hans Eriksson from Lindahl comment the decision.

Read the full article here.

Henrik Wistam

henrik.wistam@lindahl.se

 

Brexit: a black swan with unexpected relevance for outsourcing contracts

Europe is in turmoil after Great Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. Those who now claim to know what will happen now – in outsourcing or in other area – will make two big mistakes: First, they will show that they don’t understand what Brexit is. Brexit is, to use the words of author Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a “black swan”: an unexpected event with largely unforeseeable consequences, just like 9/11 or the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy filing. Second, they will simply be wrong. Since Brexit is a black swan, no one can truthfully claim that they know what will happen as a result of it. owever, this state of confusion and uncertainty created by Brexit teaches us a critical lesson regarding outsourcing, especially regarding outsourcing contracts.

Read the full article by David Frydlinger, partner at Lindahl, in Outsource Magazine.

Link to full article 

David Frydlinger

david.frydlinger@lindahl.se