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Theresa Trapp is an associate in Covington’s Frankfurt office and a member of our Food, Drug and Device Practice. She advises clients on regulatory and compliance matters.

Theresa helps clients with all aspects of pharmaceutical and medical device regulation, clinical trials, advertising and other regulatory issues over the entire product lifecycle. She also counsels clients on contractual matters. Her practice includes advisory and she also represents clients before authorities and in court.

Before joining Covington, Theresa has worked as a professional support lawyer in another international law firm in Frankfurt. During her legal traineeship, she has, among other stations, worked at the State Prosecutor’s Office in Marburg and in the central legal department of an international pharmaceutical company.

On 22 December 2022, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) — sitting in Grand Chamber — published its judgement in case C-530, Euroaptieka. The judgement adds further commentary to the meaning of “advertising medicinal products” in the EU and the competencies of EU Member States to restrict drug advertising activities. The judgement has particular implications for advertising “unspecified medicinal products”. No doubt, this judgement will be of interest to pharmaceutical companies and pharmacies looking at the communications activities they carry out in the EU and the risks entailed.

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