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Thursday 18 March 2010

Paediatric extensions: another article

The April 2010 issue of Sweet & Maxwell's monthly European Intellectual Property Review (EIPR) contains an article by Dr Ulrich Reese, Dr Claudia Milbradt and Dr Christian Stallberg (Clifford Chance, Dusseldorf) entitled "The Legal Scope and Content of the Right to SPC Extension under the Paediatric Regulation 1901/2006".

This piece is based on a position paper prepared on behalf of the German Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (vfa). The authors explain the objectives of the Regulation and seek to clarify the conditions under which such an extension must be granted.

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