Why protect

The time-consuming and expensive research for medicinal products and plant protection products should be compensated with a supplementary protection of the basic patent. The supplementary protection certificate (SPC) is the sui generis right created for that purpose. The SPC increases the exclusivity period of the pharmaceutical product or plant protection product protected by a patent, which obtained an administrative marketing authorization, for a maximum period of 15 years of exclusivity from the 1st marketing authorisation in the European Union for the product in question.

What it offers

We provide all services for obtaining, maintaining and defending SPCs in all our clients’ target markets.

Working with an ip official agent

In particular, with agcf

Working with an Industrial Property Agent means relying on a specialized professional, legally recognised by the Portuguese Industrial Property Office, who provides advice to clients about all aspects to obtain and maintain a SPC, and cooperates for the defence of clients’ Intellectual Property rights. Working with AG da Cunha Ferreira, Lda enables our clients to benefit from experience in SPC matters over more than 20 years in the field of SPC protection for medicinal products (the 1st SPC applications for medicinal products were filed in 1998) and plant protection products. 

SUPPLEMENTARY PROTECTION CERTIFICATES

Skilled team

Specialists in this field

TERESA TRIGUEIROS CRESPO

TERESA TRIGUEIROS CRESPO

Head of the Patent Department / Jurist

FERNANDO FERREIRA MAGNO

FERNANDO FERREIRA MAGNO

Partner / IP Official Agent

PEDRO SANTINHO SANTOS

PEDRO SANTINHO SANTOS

Technical Specialist

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