366. Application for supplementary protection certificate.

The application for a supplementary protection certificate must be made in the prescribed form1 and filed at the UK Intellectual Property Office2 accompanied by the prescribed fee3 within six months of the date on which the authorisation4 to place the product on the market as a medicinal or plant protection product5 was granted6. Where, however, that authorisation is granted before the basic patent7 is granted, the application for a certificate must be lodged within six months of the date on which the patent is granted8. Where the application for a supplementary protection certificate is concerned with a medicinal product,