Swiss marketing authorisations can start the clock for
Swiss marketing authorisations for pharmaceuticals also cover
Liechtenstein. Swiss marketing authorisations can be obtained quite
quickly, but beware! Because they allow you to sell in
Liechtenstein, which is in the EU, they may be the first marketing
authorisation in the EU for the purpose of calculating the length
of a Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC).
Plant Protection and Pharmaceutical Products
Supplementary Protection Certificates for Plant Protection Products
came into force in Greece on February 8, 1997 and for
Pharmaceutical Products on 2nd January 1998. They are issued by the
Greek Industrial Property Organisation (OBI), when the application
and supporting documentation becomes available to the public.
Annual renewal fees are payable.
An SPC may be obtained if:
- the product is protected by a basic patent in force at the time
of applying for the SPC;
- the product has not already been the subject of an
- an authorisation to place the produce on the Greek market has
been granted; and
- that authorisation is the first authorisation to place the
product on the Greek market.