The amendments were made with respect to the provisions on supplementary protection certificates and compulsory licensing. The amending Act establishes a competent body and its tasks relating to the implementation of:The new law came into force in Croatia on 4 July 2013.
Regulation (EC) No. 469/09 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 May 2009, concerning the supplementary protection certificate for medicinal products intended for humans or animals, as amended (Official Journal of the EU (OJ) L 152, 16.6.2009, containing all the amendments);
Regulation (EC) No. 1610/96 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 1996, concerning the creation of a supplementary protection certificate for plant protection products, as amended (OJ L 198, 8.8.1996, containing all the amendments); and
Regulation (EC) No. 816/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006, on compulsory licensing of patents relating to the manufacture of pharmaceutical products for export to countries with public health problems, as amended (OJ L 157, 9.6.2006, containing all the amendments).
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