Tipping the Balance: Interlocutory Injunctions in Ireland Refreshed

The Supreme Court decision in Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp v Clonmel Healthcare Ltd [2019] IESC 65 is an important judgment which takes a fresh look at the circumstances in which the Irish Courts should grant an interlocutory injunction. It has a particular resonance in the field of patents and Supplementary Protection Certificates (“SPCs”), where a series of recent judgments, including the judgment under appeal had taken a quite restrictive approach (see our briefing note on those earlier judgments here).

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