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European SPCs Unravelled: A Practitioner’s Guide to Supplementary Protection Certificates in Europe, Second Edition by RIDDERBUSCH

European SPCs Unravelled: A Practitioner’s Guide to Supplementary Protection Certificates in Europe, Second Edition

Edited by Oswin Ridderbusch, Alexa von Uexküll
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Overview

European SPCs Unravelled is a unique handbook that furnishes an exhaustive review of supplementary protection certificate (SPC) law in Europe, covering all substantive and procedural aspects of prosecution, enforcement and invalidation, and also SPC-related aspects of unfair competition law. Although SPCs are governed by the same substantive rules in all Member States of the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA), they are national intellectual property rights. The formal requirements and procedural practices of the national patent offices granting SPCs still differ significantly, and these divergences can impact the prosecution of SPCs across Europe.

What’s in this book:

Following an overarching European chapter, which addresses general considerations and the relevant European Union law, including the jurisprudence of the Court of Justice (CJEU), this book includes detailed national chapters for all European states that provide SPCs:  

  • the twenty-seven EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden);
  • the EEA/EFTA states Norway and Iceland; and 
  • the United Kingdom, Switzerland/Liechtenstein, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, and North Macedonia.

The contributors to this book, all seasoned experts in the field of SPCs in their respective jurisdictions, offer hands-on guidance and detailed insights into the most pertinent SPC-related topics of practical and strategic relevance.

How this will help you:

This one-of-a-kind handbook, currently in its second edition, provides invaluable assistance to IP practitioners in devising successful pan-European SPC filing and litigation strategies. Its practice-oriented approach, combined with a country-by-country format where all chapters follow the same structure, makes it easy to compare the national practices and the respective national case law of the different European countries.

 

 

Publish Date 06/21/2021
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789403532202
SKU 10064388-0002
Table of Contents

Editors

Contributors

Overview

Preface

Acknowledgements

Introduction
Oswin Ridderbusch & Alexa von Uexküll

CHAPTER 1
European Union: General Considerations and Case Law of the CJEU and the EFTA Court
Oswin Ridderbusch & Alexa von Uexküll

CHAPTER 2
Albania
Ela Shomo Panidha

CHAPTER 3
Austria
Daniel Alge

CHAPTER 4
Belgium
Ann De Clercq & Hans Goesaert

CHAPTER 5
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nataša Maršic

CHAPTER 6
Bulgaria
Dimitar Batakliev

CHAPTER 7
Croatia
Nataša Maršic

CHAPTER 8
Cyprus
Alexandros Georgiades & Athena Mavroyiannis

CHAPTER 9
Czech Republic
Karel Cermák

CHAPTER 10
Denmark
Jan Mondrup Pedersen & Jeannette H.F. Justesen

CHAPTER 11
Estonia
Leevi Markus & Anneli Kapp

CHAPTER 12
Finland
Krister Karlsson

CHAPTER 13
France
Francis Ahner

CHAPTER 14
Germany
Oswin Ridderbusch & Alexa von Uexküll

CHAPTER 15
Greece
Maria Athanassiadou

CHAPTER 16
Hungary
Edit Földvári

CHAPTER 17
Iceland
Einar Karl Friðriksson

CHAPTER 18
Ireland
Luke Maishman

CHAPTER 19
Italy
Andrea Damonti, Paolo Mimo & Micaela Modiano

CHAPTER 20
Latvia
Birute Dauderiene

CHAPTER 21
Lithuania
Birute Dauderiene

CHAPTER 22
Luxembourg
Pierre Kihn

CHAPTER 23
Malta
Luigi A. Sansone

CHAPTER 24
The Netherlands
Ricardo Dijkstra

CHAPTER 25
North Macedonia
Irena Petkoska, Vancho Damjanski & Gjorgji Filipov

CHAPTER 26
Norway
Live Marie Hansen

CHAPTER 27
Poland
Malgorzata Kaczmarczyk & Grazyna Wójcik

CHAPTER 28
Portugal
Nuno Gouveia & Gonçalo de Sampaio¿

CHAPTER 29
Romania
Cristina Popa & Adina Badarau

CHAPTER 30
Serbia
Lidija B. Djeric

CHAPTER 31
Slovakia
Andrea Kus Považanová

CHAPTER 32
Slovenia
Tatjana Jeršan & Gregor Macek

CHAPTER 33
Spain
Manuel Illescas & José Manuel González

CHAPTER 34
Sweden
Camilla Mörch & Gustaf Örn

CHAPTER 35
Switzerland
Oswin Ridderbusch & Alexa von Uexküll

CHAPTER 36
United Kingdom
Charlotte Teall

Appendices

APPENDIX I
Legal Text of Regulation (EC) 469/2009 on SPCs for Medicinal Products

APPENDIX II
Legal Text of Regulation (EC) 1610/96 on SPCs for Plant Protection Products

APPENDIX III
Excerpt of Regulation (EC) 1901/2006 on Medicinal Products for Paediatric Use

APPENDIX IV
The Specific Mechanism for Parallel Imports of Pharmaceuticals from the New EU Member States

APPENDIX V
Excerpt of the EEA Agreement – Annex XVII (Intellectual Property)

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