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Christoph Crützen is a partner in the Düsseldorf office of Mayer Brown’s Intellectual Property practice. He advises on intellectual property rights, advertising and competition law and has extensive experience in trademark, patent and unfair competition law proceedings.

He focuses his practice on patent and technology related matters in contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters. He regularly represents clients before German national courts and European institutions.

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On 4 June 2019, the German Federal Court of Justice upheld a ruling by the German Federal Patent Court in which the latter court denied an application for a compulsory license under a patent related to the treatment of cholesterol-related disorders (Case X ZB 2/19). This decision is in line with previous German jurisprudence that has, with a few exceptions, been restrictive to grant compulsory licenses.
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In preparation of Brexit, the European Commission published its Draft Withdrawal Agreement on 28 February 2018, which sets out the arrangements for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) and Northern Ireland from the European Union (EU). Title IV of the Withdrawal Agreement is in Articles 50 to 57 suggesting a framework for continued protection of intellectual property in the United Kingdom after Brexit.
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