Industrial Property Office

Public consultation on SPCs and patent research exemption - open till 4 January 2018


On 12 October 2017, the European Commission launched the public consultation on Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPC) and patent research exemption. The respective online questionnaire.

Contributions are particularly sought from originators in the agrochemical and pharmaceutical sectors (large companies, universities, start-ups, small and medium-sized enterprises), the EU-based generic and biosimilar medicines and plant protection products industry, and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) suppliers, innovative sectors whose products require pre-market regulatory authorisation but are not eligible for an SPC, national authorities, consumer organisations, patient groups, research and academic institutions, and individual citizens.

This public consultation will be open till 4 January 2018.

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