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Case Law C-414/11 (18/07/2013)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: Euopean Union' Court of Justice

Date: 07/18/2013

Subject: The Court affirmed that the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPs) falls within the exclusive competence of the European Union. A patent granted before the entry into force of the TRIPs Agreement for the process of manufacture of a pharmaceutical product does not, after its entry into force, cover the actual invention of the product.

Parties: Daiichi Sankyo Co. Ltd, Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH

Classification: Freedoms - Art. 17 Intellectual property

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