Supplementary Protection Certificates for Plant Protection Products

Post by Enrico Bonadio

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) rendered a decision regarding supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) for plant protection products and provisional marketing authorizations. The ECJ clarified that SPCs for patented plant protection products may also be based on provisional marketing authorizations pursuant to Article 8(1) Directive 91/114.

The full paper ‘Supplementary Protection Certificates for Plant Protection Products and Provisional Marketing Authorization: The ECJ’s Decision in Lovells v. Bayer’ may be read here.

Photo: Cedric Puisney (CC via flickr)

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