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Case Law C-555/13 (13/02/2014)

Type: Order

Authority: European Authorities: Euopean Union' Court of Justice

Date: 02/13/2014

Subject: The Court affirmed that an arbitral tribunal such as the Portuguese ‘Tribunal Arbitral necessário’ may refer questions to the Court of Justice for a preliminary ruling. According to the Court, the holder of a patent and a supplementary protection certificate for a medicinal product may not enjoy more than 15 years of exclusivity from the first marketing authorisation issued in any Member State.

Parties: Merck Canada Inc.

Classification: Freedoms - Art. 17 Intellectual property - Justice - Art. 47 Justice: remedy

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