Rectifying the term of supplementary protection certificates (SPC) for medicinal products

According to a judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union given on 20 December 2017 in case C-492/16 (Incyte Corporation), the authority that has granted a supplementary protection certificate (SPC) must rectify the term of valid SPCs at the request of the holder.

In addition to our previous announcement (of 25 April 2018), the possibility to rectify the term also applies to SPCs granted on the grounds of a national marketing authorisation.

When filing a term rectification request about a national marketing authorisation, please enclose evidence of the notification date of the marketing authorisation.

For more information, please contact:

Ms Saara Mustamäki
Senior Patent Examiner
Tel. +358 29 509 5905

Ms Pia Niinimäki
Senior Patent Examiner
Tel. +358 29 509 5490


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Latest update 25.04.2018