Apply or extend a supplementary protection certificate

This publication was withdrawn on 9 December 2014

The following guidance is no longer current or being updated.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.

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



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