Judgment of the Court (Seventh Chamber) of 5 October 2016

F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG v Accord Healthcare OÜ

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Riigikohus

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Industrial and commercial property — Patent — Supplementary protection certificate — Regulation (EC) No 469/2009 — Article 21(2) — Transitional provisions — Certificate granted in accordance with the national legislation of a Member State prior to its accession to the European Union — Interpretation of Article 21(2) — Duration of validity of the certificate — Validity of Article 21(2) — Adjustment to secondary legislation resulting directly from the Act of Accession — Lack of jurisdiction of the Court

Case C-572/15


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Order
ECLI:EU:C:2016:951
13/12/2016 F. Hoffmann-La Roche
Judgment (OJ)
11/11/2016 F. Hoffmann-La Roche
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2016:739
05/10/2016 F. Hoffmann-La Roche
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2016:739
05/10/2016 F. Hoffmann-La Roche
Application (OJ)
08/01/2016 F. Hoffmann-La Roche
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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

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Systematic classification scheme

1.
3 Legal proceedings
  3.04 Reference for a preliminary ruling
    3.04.02 Jurisdiction of the Court of Justice
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.14 null
      4.11.14.03 null
        4.11.14.03.04
2 Institutional framework of the European Union
  2.05 Legal acts of the European Union
    2.05.08 Application ratione temporis
8 Accession of new Member States
  8.01 Acts of accession
    8.01.02 Acts of accession from 2003 onwards


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • 12003TN02/04/C2 : paragraph 3
  • 12003TN02/04/C2 -PT1LB : paragraph 4
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 16 : paragraphs 23, 24
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 17 : paragraphs 23, 24
  • TFEU, Article 267 -L1LB : paragraph 26
  • Regulation 1768/92 -A13 : paragraph 39
  • Regulation 1768/92 -A20P2 : paragraphs 8, 27 - 29
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A13 : paragraphs 7, 36, 40, 41, 44
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A13P1 : paragraph 38
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A21P2 : paragraphs 1, 8, 24, 25, 29, 33 - 35, 47
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C1 : paragraph 5
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C9 : paragraphs 6, 36
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -31/86 -N12 : paragraph 30
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -31/86 -N17 : paragraph 31
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -614/11 -N25 : paragraph 43
  • Court of Justice - Order C -617/12 -N41 : paragraph 39
  • Court of Justice - Order C -617/12 -N42 : paragraph 39
  • Court of Justice - Order C -617/12 -N43 : paragraph 40
  • Court of Justice - Order C -555/13 : paragraphs 16, 21
  • Court of Justice - Order C -555/13 -N30 : paragraph 36
  • Court of Justice - Order C -555/13 -N31 : paragraph 38

Operative part

  • Interprets : Regulation 469/2009 -A21P2

Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 02/11/2015

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

05/10/2016


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 441 from 28.11.2016, p.5

Application: OJ C 27 from 25.01.2016, p.13

Name of the parties

F. Hoffmann-La Roche

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Michel, Valérie: Ne faudrait-il pas préférer la cohérence et l'exactitude de la motivation aux facilités du copier-coller juridictionnel ?, Europe 2016 Décembre Comm. nº 12 p.21-22 (FR)
  2. Snodin, Mike: The Latest Case on SPCs: the CJEU Rules in Favour of Chaos, Bio-science law review 2016 Vol. 15 nº 6 p.248-251 (EN)
  3. Michel, Valérie: Motivation : « C'est le propre de l'homme de se tromper ; seul l'insensé persiste dans son erreur », Europe 2017 Février Comm. nº 2 p.17 (FR)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Riigikohus - Estonia

Subject-matter

  • Approximation of laws
  • Intellectual, industrial and commercial property

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling : dismissal on grounds of inadmissibility
  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

septième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Toader

Advocate General

Wathelet

Language(s) of the Case

  • Estonian

Language(s) of the Opinion

    Information not available