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The ECJ confirms that a supplementary protection certificate (SPC) can be granted irrespective of an existing SPC that has been granted to another patentee for the same 'product'
- Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
- European Union, Netherlands
- September 4 2009
The ECJ judgment in AHP Manufacturing BV v Bureau voor de Industriële Eigendom (Case C-48207), following a reference by the Dutch Courts, clarifies the scope of Article 3(c) of the SPC Regulations (previously, and at the time of referral to the ECJ, Regulation 176892 but now Regulation 4692009