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Sunday, 27 November 2011

AIPPI UK Group holds rapid response seminar on Medeva, Georgetown

The SPC Blog is pleased to announce that the AIPPI UK Group has organised a rapid response seminar which will enable interested parties to get together and discuss the repercussions of last week's rulings in Medeva and Georgetown, briefly noted here and here on this weblog.

Details of the seminar are as follows:

SPCs for combination products –
Rapid Response to
CJEU Medeva and Georgetown judgment

Hugh Goodfellow
Partner, Carpmaels & Ransford

Carpmaels & Ransford
One Southampton Row, London WC1B 5HA

Drinks will be served afterwards

There are a number of combination product cases pending before the Court of Justice of the European Union that, when taken together, probe almost every aspect of the Regulation’s requirements for a valid SPC to be obtained. The CJEU’s judgment in the Medeva and Georgetown cases has been handed down on Thursday 24 November, the first in the series of cases referred to that court.  Following up the AIPPI event on the topic in September, Hugh Goodfellow. Partner at Carpmaels & Ransford, has agreed to host a Rapid Response, to provide the opportunity to discuss and debate the implications of this Judgment.

If you would like to attend this event, whether you are a member or not, please register at:


This course is directed at all levels of practitioners with an interest in intellectual property and will provide them with an understanding of current issues and future potential developments in the law of supplementary protection certificates.  Attendance is free.

SRA and IPReg, and (pending approval) BSB, CPD: 1.5 hours.  AIPPI United Kingdom is accredited under the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s and the Bar Standards Board’s CPD schemes.  

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