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CJ: extra days on Supplementary Protection Certificates

The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJ) has issued his opinion on the issue of how to calculate the correct expiry date of a Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) [see notes below for case details]. SPCs are granted in the European Union for medicinal and plant protection products which require a marketing authorisation by a regulatory authority prior to being placed on the market.