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UPC court fees and recoverable costs announced

UPC court fees and recoverable costs announced

Unified Patent Court Preparatory Committee issues rules on court fees and recovery of costs

High Court rules that NHS England did not breach new commissioning regulations

The first case to consider the government’s new NHS commissioning regulations has been decided in favour of NHS England.

07 January 2016
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AGCM steps up enforcement against companies guilty of selling unfair consumer contracts

AGCM takes further enforcement action to protect consumers that may be coerced into unsolicited and unwanted online and offline contracts.

10 December 2015
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European Commission releases sixth report on patent settlements in the pharmaceuticals sector

European Commission report on patent settlements in the pharmaceuticals sector warns of competition law concerns but suggests that intervention is unlikely.

Italy’s AGCM scrutinises new concentration in the hospital healthcare supply market

Concentration in the Italian hospital healthcare supply market is to be probed by national competition authority.

05 November 2015
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AGCM: New investigation on an alleged cartel in the field of supply of home care services

The AGCM has launched an investigation into an alleged home care services cartel as part of its increasing focus on cartel detection.

15 October 2015
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Italy joins the Unitary Patent

European Commission announces that Italy has become the 26th member state participating in the enhanced co-operation on unitary patent protection.

30 September 2015
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European Commissioner on the Convergence of Competition Policy and IP Law

The European Commissioner for Competition makes a speech promoting the convergence of competition policy and IP law for the benefit of the consumer.

18 September 2015
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CMA fines eye surgeons’ membership organisation £500,000

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has fined a membership organisation of private consultants for anti-competitive information exchange.

16 July 2015
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CMA closes rebates and discounts case and gives general guidance

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has set out guidance on when rebates or discounts by a dominant company may raise competition concerns.

03 July 2015
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AGCM accepts remedies to solve competition issues in co-marketing agreement in the pharma sector

The Italian Competition Authority has accepted a remedy package to solve competition issues regarding alleged collusion in the tumour treatment market.

26 June 2015
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