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Tuesday 11 October 2011

TRIPS case heading for the ECJ has an SPC in the underlying dispute

Readers of The SPC Blog may be aware of Case C-414/11 Daiichi Sankyo Company Limited, Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH v DEMO Anonimos Viomikhaniki kai Emporiki Etairia Farmakon, a reference for a preliminary ruling on certain TRIPS-related matters from the Polimeles Protodikio Athinon (Greece).

From information posted on the IPKat today it can be seen that the underlying dispute involves a patent and a supplementary protection certificate for levofloxacin hemihydrate, an active ingredient of a product sold under the trade mark TAVANIC.

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