Supplementary Protection Certificates

Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) serve to extend a patent right, rewarding the efforts that go into obtaining authorisation to market medicinal products.

Our experience in pharmaceuticals has given us an edge in the filing and prosecution of SPCs – an advantage that we have retained in Italy since their first enactment.

B&M also helps clients apply for and obtain 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 recently introduced 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 protecting the interests of our clients.