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ECJ decides on foreign ownership for pharmacies

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 in News

On 19.05.09 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided that the German ban of foreign ownership of pharmacies is in compliance with EU law (joined cases C-171/07 and C-172/07). The case concerns a preliminary ruling by the administrative court Saarland in Germany. The ECJ held that the restriction on freedom ... read more...

Proprietors of luxury trademarks can oppose discounters

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 in News

On 23.04.09 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided that Article 8 (2) of Directive 89/104/EEC is to be interpreted as meaning that the proprietor of a trademark can oppose sales of his products by discount stores. This applies in particular where the discounter was supplied by a licensee who ... read more...

Commission-Workshop: SME in Health Research

Thursday, February 26th, 2009 in News

On February 26th, 2009 a workshop organised by the Health Research Directorate of the European Commission about “Small Businesses (SMEs) in Health Research: Maximising outcomes of EU funded research projects Tools for success” will take place in Brussels. The Health Directorate of the Commission is bringing together SMEs participating in ... read more...

OTCs & health claims: EFSA publishes draft Art.13-list

Monday, January 12th, 2009 in News

In January the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published the draft health claims list. The consolidated list contains 4,185 claims. In line with Article 13 of the Regulation on nutrition and health claims made on foods (EC No. 1924/2006) EFSA will evaluate these claims in the next months and ... read more...