Data Exclusivity - Israel Is To Adopt Data Exclusivity Legislation

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By Yoram Gavison, journalist - Ha'aretz newspaper

The following contribution is the Special Issue Newsletter “70 Years of Excellence” by the Reinhold Cohn Group that issued in June 2004, also celebrating the 70th anniversary of the firm.

In an Academic Conference in the honour of the late Dr. Reinhold Cohn organized by the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Haifa University's Center for Law and Technology and the Reinhold Cohn Group, the Israeli Industry and Trade Minister and Deputy Prime-Minister, Mr. Ehud Olmert, announced that Israel has agreed in principle to pass legislation protecting the information in pharmaceutical product files.

The following is a translation of a news item in this regard published in the business section of Ha'aretz, Israel's morning newspaper, on June 15, 2004:

Olmert: We have agreed to pass legislation protecting the information in pharmaceutical product files

The State of Israel has agreed in principle to pass legislation protecting the information in pharmaceutical product files, Industry and Trade Minister, Ehud Olmert, said yesterday at a conference about intellectual property and globalization held by the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Haifa University's Center for Law and Technology and the patent law firm of Reinhold Cohn & Partners.

U.S. pharmaceutical companies that develop innovative drugs have been applying pressure on Israel, through American representatives, to pass laws protecting the information contained in the pharmaceutical product files that they submit to the Israeli Health Ministry for the approval of generic drugs. The pharmaceutical manufacturers have pushed for Israel to pass a law...

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