SUPPLEMENTARY PROTECTION CERTIFICATES

A supplementary protection certificate (SPC) is an intellectual property right that extends, for a period of up to five years, the patent protection duration for a human or veterinary medicinal or phytopharmaceutical product requiring marketing authorisation. A 6-month additional extension of the corresponding SPC may be obtained for medicinal products that have completed and complied with a paediatric investigation plan. This extended exclusivity helps companies to recover their pharmaceutical research investments.

Kirkpatrick is one of the companies to have filed the most SPC applications in Belgium.

 

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

Protection

  • Advice on a SPC protection strategy that considers your specific needs
  • Representing you before BPO with regard to the filing, examination, granting and maintenance of your SPC application
  • Prosecution of your SPC filings throughout Europe via our network of selected associates