A niche blog dedicated to the issues that arise when supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) extend patents beyond their normal life -- and to the respective positions of patent owners, investors, competitors and consumers. The blog also addresses wider issues that may be of interest or use to those involved in the extension of patent rights. You can email The SPC Blog here

Sunday 19 February 2012

SPCs and PTEs in East Asia

The SPC Blog has recently received an email from Michael Lin (Marks&Clerk, Hong Kong), who helpfully tells us:
"I’ve received quite a few questions recently about SPC/PTEs in East Asia, so I thought this may be useful for those subscribing to the SPC blog:

SPC/PTE available: Australia, Brunei, Japan, Macau, Singapore, S. Korea, & Taiwan.

SPC/PTE not available: China PRC, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam".
Readers of this weblog will already be familiar with the case of Macau (see earlier posts here and here). As for the rest, The SPC Blog will watch carefully for news and developments.

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