Judgment of the Court (Eighth Chamber) of 6 October 2015

Seattle Genetics Inc. v Österreichisches Patentamt

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Oberlandesgericht Wien

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Intellectual and industrial property — Proprietary medicinal products — Regulation (EC) No 469/2009 — Article 13(1) — Supplementary protection certificate — Duration — Concept of the ‘date of the first authorisation to place the product on the market in the European Union’ — Whether account is to be taken of the date of the decision granting authorisation or the date on which notification was given of that decision

Case C-471/14


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
13/11/2015 Seattle Genetics
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2015:659
06/10/2015 Seattle Genetics
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2015:659
06/10/2015 Seattle Genetics
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2015:590
10/09/2015 Seattle Genetics
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
05/12/2014 Seattle Genetics
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Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

Information not available

Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.14 Pharmaceutical and cosmetic products
      4.11.14.03 Supplementary protection certificates
        4.11.14.03.04 Duration of protection
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.14 Pharmaceutical and cosmetic products
      4.11.14.03 Supplementary protection certificates
        4.11.14.03.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.14 Pharmaceutical and cosmetic products
      4.11.14.03 Supplementary protection certificates
        4.11.14.03.04 Duration of protection


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • TFEU, Article 297 -P2L3 : paragraphs 37, 39
  • Regulation 726/2004 -A03P1 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 726/2004 -A10 : paragraph 4
  • Regulation 726/2004 -A14P1 : paragraph 5
  • Regulation 469/2009 : paragraph 36
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A03 : paragraph 7
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A07P1 : paragraph 8
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A13 : paragraphs 9, 24
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A13P1 : paragraphs 1, 21, 22, 28, 29, 39, 40
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C3 : paragraphs 6, 32
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C4 : paragraphs 6, 32
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C5 : paragraphs 6, 32
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C7 : paragraphs 6, 26, 32
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C8 : paragraphs 6, 26, 32
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C9 : paragraph 6
  • Commission - COM Document (Draft Legislation) - 51990PC0101 : paragraph 33
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -34/10 -N25 : paragraph 23
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -322/10 -N24 : paragraph 26
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -577/13 -N34 : paragraph 32
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -471/14 : paragraphs 30, 36

Operative part

  • Interprets : Regulation 469/2009 -A13P1

Opinion

  • EC Treaty (Amsterdam), Article 249 -L4 : point 42
  • TFEU, Article 288 -L4 : point 42
  • TFEU, Article 297 -P2L3 : point 42
  • Regulation 1768/92 : points 24, 34
  • Regulation 1768/92 -A13 : point 33
  • Regulation 1768/92 -A13P1 : point 33
  • Regulation 1768/92 -C3 : point 38
  • Regulation 1768/92 -C4 : point 36
  • Regulation 1768/92 -C6 : point 23
  • Regulation 1768/92 -C8 : point 38
  • Regulation 1768/92 -PR : point 23
  • Directive 2001/83 : point 41
  • Regulation 726/2004 : points 24, 41
  • Regulation 726/2004 -A13P2 : point 31
  • Regulation 1901/2006 -A36 : point 33
  • Regulation 1393/2007 -A19P4 : point 42
  • Regulation 469/2009 : points 23, 25, 30, 34
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A03 : point 5
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A07P1 : point 6
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A11P1PTD : point 7
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A11P1PTE : point 7
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A13 : points 8, 20, 22
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A13P1 : points 2, 16, 18 - 29, 32, 33, 38, 40, 45, 46
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C2 : point 34
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C3 : point 34
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C4 : points 4, 34, 37
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C5 : point 34
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C7 : point 18
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C8 : point 4
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C9 : points 4, 37
  • Commission - COM Document (Draft Legislation) - 51990PC0101 : points 18, 23
  • Commission - COM Document (Draft Legislation) - 51990PC0101 -PT5 : point 36
  • Commission - COM Document (Draft Legislation) - 51990PC0101 -PT36 : points 36, 37
  • Commission - COM Document (Draft Legislation) - 51990PC0101 -PT51 : point 37
  • Commission - COM Document (Draft Legislation) - 51990PC0101 -PT52 : point 37
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -15/74 -N9 : point 34
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -110/95 -N24 : point 28
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -110/95 -N25 : point 24
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -392/97 -N20 : point 36
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -127/00 -N57 : point 24
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -127/00 -N58 : point 24
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -127/00 -N70 : point 30
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -127/00 -N72 : point 24
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -473/04 -N32 : point 42
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -482/07 -N35 : point 25
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -482/07 -N36 : point 25
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -327/09 -N42 : point 42
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -66/09 -N41 : point 29
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -66/09 -N42 : point 33
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -66/09 -N52 : point 33
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -195/09 -N46 : point 36
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -327/09 -N24 : point 42
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -327/09 -N25 : point 42
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -125/10 -N32 : point 36
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -125/10 -N39 : point 33
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -125/10 -N42 : point 33
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -125/10 -N45 : point 33
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -322/10 -N24 : point 23
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -130/11 : point 28
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -130/11 -N23 : point 37
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -484/12 -N29 : point 22
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -59/12 -N25 : points 22, 29
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -59/12 -N26 : point 22
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -443/12 -N31 : point 37
  • Court of Justice - Order C -617/12 -N48 : points 24, 28
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -577/13 -N34 : point 35
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -631/13 -N33 : point 35


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 15/10/2014

Date of the Opinion

  • 10/09/2015

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

06/10/2015


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 398 from 30.11.2015, p.6

Application: OJ C 462 from 22.12.2014, p.16

Name of the parties

Seattle Genetics

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Hieger, Barbara: EuGH: Jeder Tag zählt - Zur Berechnung der Laufzeit beim ergänzenden Schutzzertifikat, Ecolex 2015 p.1080-1081 (DE)
  2. Asensi, Altea ; Íñiguez, Pilar: Cálculo del periodo de validez de los certificados complementarios de protección a partir de la fecha de notificación de la autorización de comercialización al destinatario (estudio de la STJUE de 6 de octubre de 2015, Asunto C-471/14 Seattle Genetics Inc. contra Österreichisches Patentamt), Actas de derecho industrial y derecho de autor 2015-2016 nº 36 p.441-454 (ES)
  3. Marino, Laure: Quelques jours supplémentaires gagnés pour les certificats complémentaires de protection, Gazette du Palais 2016 nº 6 Jur. p.33 (FR)
  4. Kupecz, A.F.: Intellectuele eigendom & Reclamerecht 2016 p.90-91 (NL)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Oberlandesgericht Wien - Austria

Subject-matter

  • Approximation of laws
  • Intellectual, industrial and commercial property

Provisions of national law referred to

Information not available

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

huitième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Toader

Advocate General

Jääskinen

Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • French