What is a supplementary protection certificate?

The supplementary protection certificate enables the patent holder to extend the lifetime of certain patents in certain jurisdictions by a number of years.

A supplementary protection certificate exists in some jurisdictions for certain types of products and services which have been patented (in most cases, medical and pharmaceutical products). It enables the patent holder to extend certain rights associated with the patent for an additional period from the initialization. The length of the extension is decided on a case by case basis and is no longer than 7 years.

Learn the definition of supplementary protection certificate

Read more about...

What is a Subscription invoice?
Learn how your Bulk payment plan invoice process works. Pay for the service fee in the most efficient way in one go and save an extra 10 percent.
Read Next
Which renewal requires a letter of Power of Attorney (PoA)?
Find out which local representation requires a letter of Power of Attorney for IP renewals. If you need one, upload your documents with ease.
Read Next
What is a credit note?
Find out the purpose of a credit note when we don’t receive a Deposit Request/Invoice and Deposit Request amount.
Read Next