Is an SPC granted under national law also valid following EU accession?

28 February 2017

A recent decision of the TSUE concerning C-572/15 has addressed the issue of establishing the starting point from which the 15-year exclusivity period that determines SPC (Supplementary Protection Certificate) validity should be calculated in cases where a current member state, before its accession to the EU, had previously granted an SPC on the grounds of its national law.

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