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An eyebrow-raising CJEU ruling could be bad news for generics

Europe’s highest court has handed down a surprising decision concerning the consequences of an “unjustified” preliminary injunction issued in a pharma patent case

An eyebrow-raising CJEU ruling could be bad news for generics

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11 Apr 2019

Litigation and eligibility: Hungary

A patent owner may enforce its rights by filing a civil lawsuit or a request for preliminary injunction. Depending on the circumstances, patent rights may also be enforced in the event of a direct threat of infringement, that is before an infringing product is launched on the Hungarian market; however, court practice is quite strict in this regard. Criminal law penalties as well as customs measures in line with EU Regulation 608/2013 are also available. Read more

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