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Court considers legal professional privilege in medication passing-off case (Glaxo Wellcome UK Ltd v Sandoz Ltd)

Published on: 04 December 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Court considers legal professional privilege in medication passing-off case (Glaxo Wellcome UK Ltd v Sandoz Ltd)
  • What are the practical implications of the judgment?
  • Legal advice privilege
  • Privileged document disclosed by mistake
  • What was the background?
  • Legal advice privilege
  • Privileged document disclosed by mistake
  • What did the court decide?
  • Legal advice privilege
  • Privileged document disclosed by mistake

Article summary

Dispute Resolution analysis: Dr Tim Sampson, barrister at Lamb Chambers, examines a High Court decision that—in a claim for trade mark infringement and passing off—the first to fourth defendants were not entitled to withhold inspection of two documents that they maintained were subject to legal advice privilege, but they were entitled to other relief. This would prevent the claimants’ use of another document subject to litigation privilege, which they had disclosed by mistake. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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