Life sciences tracker—EU
Life sciences tracker—EU

The following Life Sciences practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Life sciences tracker—EU
  • Legislation
  • Judgments—Supplementary protection certificates
  • Court of Justice
  • Judgments—Medical devices and medicinal products
  • Court of Justice/General Court
  • Judgments—Access to documents
  • Court of Justice/General Court
  • Judgments—Trade marks
  • Court of Justice/General Court
  • More...

This Practice Note is intended to be used to track the progress of EU legislative proposals, relevant cases and current consultations relevant to the life sciences sector.

Jump to:

  1. Legislation

  2. Judgments—Supplementary protection certificates

  3. Judgments—Medical devices and medicinal products

  4. Judgments—Access to documents

  5. Judgments—Trade marks

  6. Consultations

For archived items on life sciences, see Practice Note: Life sciences tracker [Archived].


For archived legislation, see Practice Note: Life sciences tracker [Archived]—Legislation.

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Directive (EU) 2020/1828 on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers and repealing Directive 2009/22/EC25 June 2023:
National measures application
25 December 2022:
Transposition deadline
25 December 2020:
Directive’s entry into force
For further information, see Practice Note: Commercial tracker—EU legislation.
Proposal for a regulation on reinforced role for European Medicines Agency (EMA) in crisis preparedness and management for medicinal products and medical devices11 November 2020:
European Commission’s proposal published
The Commission has published this proposed regulation, whose general objectives are:
—ensure a high level of human health protection by strengthening the Union’s ability to manage and respond to public health emergencies, which have an impact on medicinal products and medical devices
—contribute to ensuring the smooth functioning of the internal market for such products during public health emergencies
See: LNB News 12/11/2020 77 and LNB News 12/11/2020 21.
Regulation (EU) 2020/561 amending Regulation (EU) 2017/745 on medical devices (MDR) as regards the dates of application of certain

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