Order of the Court (Fourth Chamber) of 25 November 2011.

Daiichi Sankyo Company v Comptroller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks.

Reference for a preliminary ruling: High Court of Justice (England & Wales), Chancery Division (Patents Court) - United Kingdom.

Article 104(3), first subparagraph, of the Rules of Procedure - Medicinal products for human use - Supplementary protection certificate - Regulation (EC) No 469/2009 - Articles 3 and 4 - Conditions for obtaining a certificate - Concept of a ‘product protected by a basic patent in force’ - Criteria - Existence of further or different criteria for a medicinal product comprising more than one active ingredient.

Case C-6/11.


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Order (OJ)
24/02/2012 Daiichi Sankyo
Order
ECLI:EU:C:2011:781
25/11/2011 Daiichi Sankyo
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Order (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2011:781
25/11/2011 Daiichi Sankyo
Application (OJ)
26/02/2011 Daiichi Sankyo
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Reports of Cases

2011 I-12255

Subject-matter

Reference for a preliminary ruling – High Court of Justice (Chancery Division, Patents Court) – Interpretation of Article 3(a) and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 469/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 May 2009 concerning the supplementary protection certificate for medicinal products (OJ 2009 L 152, p. 1) – Conditions for obtaining a certificate – Concept of 'product protected by a basic patent in force' – Criteria – Existence of additional or different criteria for a medicinal product containing more than one active substance?

Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.02 Uniform laws
      4.11.02.01 Supplementary protection certificate for medicinal products


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • 319991Q0704(02) : paragraph 21
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A01 : paragraph 4
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A02 : paragraph 5
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A03 : paragraphs 1, 6
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A03LA : paragraphs 24, 39
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A04 : paragraphs 7, 29
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A05 : paragraphs 8, 29
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C1 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C4 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C5 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C6 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C7 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C8 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C9 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C10 : paragraph 3
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -350/92 : paragraph 27
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -392/97 : paragraphs 25, 26
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -127/00 : paragraph 27
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -482/07 : paragraph 27
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -322/10 : paragraphs 22, 25 - 27, 29

Operative part

  • Interprets : Regulation 469/2009 -A03LA

Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 05/01/2011

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

25/11/2011


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 63 from 26.02.2011, p.23

Order: OJ C 73 from 10.03.2012, p.10

Name of the parties

Daiichi Sankyo

Notes on Academic Writings

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Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

High Court of Justice (England & Wales), Chancery Division - United Kingdom

Subject-matter

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

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

quatrième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Toader

Advocate General

Trstenjak

Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

    Information not available