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Granting of supplementary protection certificates

The SPC protects medicinal products and plant protection products that can only be placed on the market under an authorisation issued by the competent authority. A supplementary protection certificate may be granted only to the holder of the basic patent or his successor in title.

The service is part of the SPC procedure and is carried out in several steps, starting with the filing of the SPC application, the applicant's two-way communication with the Office during the granting process through subsequent submissions, and ending with the decision on the SPC application. Ordinary and extraordinary remedies are also possible in the context of subsequent submissions.

Link to the Supplementary Protection Certificate Service