Apply or extend a supplementary protection certificate

Procedures for applying or extending supplementary protection certificate in the United Kingdom.

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The following guidance is no longer current or being updated. Up to date information on Supplementary Protection Certificates can be found in the Manual of Patent Practice.


Apply or extend a supplementary protection certificate

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Use this guide to find out about:

  • supplementary protection certificates overview
  • making an application or an extension
  • the examination process
  • conditions for entry into force
  • lapse and invalidity
  • publication of proceedings
Published 16 May 2014