Supplementary Protection Certificates

Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) serve to extend the duration of a patent right, to encourage innovation by rewarding the efforts to obtain the authorisation needed to put medicinal products on the market.

Thanks to our experience in pharmaceuticals, TCBM deals with the filing and prosecution of SPCs in Italy – since their first enactment.

TCBM also assists clients in applying for and obtaining SPC rights in the EU and the corresponding rights in other nations, such as patent term extensions (PTEs) in the USA, Australia, Israel and other countries.

Our professionals are uniquely skilled in requesting and obtaining paediatric extensions. While keeping abreast of the latest rulings handed down by the European Court of Justice in this fast-evolving sector, we also look into the implications at the national level with a view to better protect the interests of our clients.

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