Proposal for unitary Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) released

UPC-News | 28.04.2023

The EU Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) system is set to undergo reform as the European Commission has proposed the introduction of unitary SPCs for medicinal and plant protection products.

Under this system, a unitary SPC would be granted by the EUIPO based on a unitary patent and, in the case of a unitary SPC for a medicinal product, a centralised marketing authorisation. The unitary SPC would apply to the 17 member states that currently participate in the unitary patent system.

For more information, see also the corresponding chapter of our UPC-Handbook.