Judgment of the Court (Third Chamber) of 3 September 2009.

AHP Manufacturing BV v Bureau voor de Industriële Eigendom.

Reference for a preliminary ruling: Rechtbank 's-Gravenhage - Netherlands.

Patent law - Proprietary medicinal products - Regulations (EEC) No 1768/92 and (EC) No 1610/96 - Supplementary protection certificate for medicinal products - Conditions for granting certificates to two or more holders of basic patents for the same product - Clarification on the existence of pending applications.

Case C-482/07.


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
24/10/2009 AHP Manufacturing
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2009:501
03/09/2009 AHP Manufacturing
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2009:501
03/09/2009 AHP Manufacturing
Application (OJ)
12/01/2008 AHP Manufacturing
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Reports of Cases

2009 I-07295

Subject-matter

Interpretation of Articles 3(1)(c), 7(1) and (2), 9 and 13 of Council Regulation (EEC) No 1768/92 of 18 June 1992 concerning the creation of a supplementary protection certificate for medicinal products (OJ 1992 L 182, p. 1) and of recital 17 and the second sentence of Article 3(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1610/96 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 1996 concerning the creation of a supplementary protection certificate for plant protection products (OJ 1996 L 198, p. 30) – Issue of a certificate to the holder of a basic patent for a product which, at the time of submission of the application for a certificate, is the subject of one or more certificates issued to one or more holders of other basic patents

Systematic classification scheme

1.
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-11 Approximation of laws and uniform laws
    B-11.02 Uniform laws
      B-11.02.01 Supplementary protection certificate for medicinal products


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • EEC Treaty (Rome), Article 100A : paragraph 35
  • Regulation 1768/92 : paragraphs 19, 28 - 30, 35, 37, 39
  • Regulation 1768/92 -A03 : paragraphs 4, 23
  • Regulation 1768/92 -A03LB : paragraph 28
  • Regulation 1768/92 -A03LC : paragraphs 1, 19 - 21, 42, 43
  • Regulation 1768/92 -A06 : paragraphs 5, 21
  • Regulation 1768/92 -A07 : paragraphs 6, 28, 29, 31
  • Regulation 1768/92 -A07P1 : paragraphs 19, 34
  • Regulation 1768/92 -A07P2 : paragraphs 19, 34
  • Regulation 1768/92 -A09P1 : paragraphs 7, 19, 37
  • Regulation 1768/92 -A13 : paragraphs 8, 19, 40, 41
  • Regulation 1768/92 -C1 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 1768/92 -C2 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 1768/92 -C3 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 1768/92 -C4 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 1768/92 -C6 : paragraphs 3, 35
  • Regulation 1768/92 -C7 : paragraphs 3, 35
  • Regulation 1768/92 -C8 : paragraphs 3, 39
  • Regulation 1768/92 -C9 : paragraphs 3, 39
  • Regulation 1610/96 : paragraphs 23, 24
  • Regulation 1610/96 -A03P2 : paragraphs 1, 10, 19, 20, 23 - 28, 33, 38, 43
  • Regulation 1610/96 -A21 : paragraph 11
  • Regulation 1610/96 -C17 : paragraphs 9, 23
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -350/92 : paragraphs 35, 36, 39
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -181/95 : paragraphs 22, 30
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -392/97 : paragraph 30
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -127/00 : paragraph 35
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -292/00 : paragraph 27
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -431/04 : paragraph 23

Operative part

  • Interprets : Regulation 1768/92 -A03LC
  • Interprets : Regulation 1610/96 -A03P2

Opinion

Information not available


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 02/11/2007

Date of the Opinion

Information not available

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

03/09/2009


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 8 from 12.01.2008, p.6

Judgment: OJ C 256 from 24.10.2009, p.3

Name of the parties

AHP Manufacturing

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Speyart, Herman M.H.: Intellectuele eigendom & Reclamerecht 2009 p.357-358



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Rechtbank 's-Gravenhage - Netherlands

Subject-matter

  • Approximation of laws
  • Intellectual, industrial and commercial property
  • - Patents

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

troisième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Lõhmus

Advocate General

Bot

Language(s) of the Case

  • Dutch

Language(s) of the Opinion

    Information not available