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You can count on us: UK IPO agrees to award longer term to some SPCs

15 December 2013

SCRIP Regulatory Affairs December 2013, 15
Author: Mike Snodin

This article appeared in the December 2013 edition of SCRIP Regulatory Affairs. It reports the outcome of a case that Mike argued at the UK IPO, where he persuaded the Hearing Officer to accept a premise that he first outlined in his SCRIP Regulatory Affairs article from October 2011. As a result, SPCs in the UK whose term is set by reference to a "centralised" Marketing Authorisation should now expire a few days later, as the UK IPO has agreed to rely upon the date of notification of the MA (instead of the earlier date of the European Commission's decision to issue the MA).

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