Supplementary Protection Certificates
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What is Supplementary Protection Certificate?
A supplementary protection certificate shall be granted for medicinal products or plant protection products, provided that they are protected by a basic patent, medicine or product for plant protection acquired valid authorisation to place concerned medicine or product for plant protection on market, no prior supplementary protection certificate was granted with respect to the medicine or the product for plant protection and authorisation is the first authorisation to place the medicine or the product for plant protection on market as a medicine or product for plant protection

How long is Supplementary Protection Certificate valid for?
Supplementary protection ceritificate runs for the period equal to the period which elapsed between the date on which the application for basic was lodged and the date of the first authorisation to place the product on the market in the Community, reduced by a period five years, however, it runs for maximum period of five years after the certificate becomes valid.

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Our services mainly include:

      • advice and consultation
      • filing applications
      • representation in proceedings before the Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic and foreign offices
      • protection of the rights of the owner and maintenance of supplementary protection certificates
      • registration of changes in the register
      • dispute agenda and other...

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