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Case Note: Pfizer Xalatan Case & Abuse of Dominant Position

By Matisse Barbaro


Intellectual property rights (IPR) consist of inventions and ideas on which the inventors can obtain protection. Accordingly, the inventor or the owner is granted exclusive rights with the aim of obtaining commercial benefits by its invention, and in order to have some protection against the utilization of such invention by other actors. 3,424 more words

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Legal uncertainty on gay families status drags on in Italy

The Government-sponsored Bill on the civil partnerships between homosexual people will not be debated by the Italian Parliament before 2016, since the Chambers are now entering their budget session. 129 more words


Cuban Prisoner Release

Cuba is releasing 3,522 prisoners ahead of the scheduled visit by Pope Francis, the third time Cuba has granted inmates freedom before a papal trip. The Council of State announced in state media Friday that the prisoners to be freed include a mix of women, people younger than 20, inmates suffering from illnesses and people whose terms were coming to an end next year. 69 more words


Obasanjo, Buhari, others attend Jonathan’s last C.-of -S. meeting

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, were among living former Nigerian leaders who on Tuesday attended a meeting of the Council of State, held inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja. 185 more words


Jonathan calls Council of State for May 12.

Outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan has convened what could be termed as the last meeting of the Council of State that will hold under his leadership to hold on Tuesday ,May 12. 152 more words


Draft 2015 constitution

Several readers have asked for the location of a translation of the military dictatorship’s 2015 draft constitution.

A translation done unofficially for the Office of the Council of State is available in several places for download as a 131 page PDF. 14 more words

Good and Bad News Today

I suppose I’ll start off with the bad for now. Our punishment for the events that took place towards the end of our match with Olympiakos was announced, and essentially it comes down to a fine (I believe somewhere around 15,000 euros but I could be quite a ways off with that) and a three point deduction. 200 more words