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Monday 27 January 2014

Case C-631/13 Forsgren: text of reference now available

Last Tuesday The SPC Blog posted this item, entitled "Austrian Forsgren reference heads for CJEU", on the latest set of questions on which national courts seek guidance from the Court of Justice of the European Union on some of the persistent mysteries that surround the supposedly simple regime for supplementary protection certificates for pharma patents.

The Blog has just received from our reader Arno Markgraf, via the kindness of the Obersten Patent- und Markensenates (the Austrian Patent Office), a copy of the decision in which the questions were referred to the CJEU and which we can bring to you now, in the original German.

You can access the decision here or download it here

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