On October 6 2015, the CJEU decided that Art. 13(1) in the SPC Regulation No. 469/2009 (comparable to Art. 13(1) in the SPC Regulation No. 1768/1992) is to be interpreted as meaning that the date of the first authorization to place the product on the market is the date on which notification of the decision granting marketing authorization was given to the addressee of the decision.Lesa meira
The High Court of Vienna has referred two questions regarding the date of first marketing authorization concerning supplementary protection certificates to the CJEU (C-471/14 Seattle Genetics). Patent holders applying for supplementary protection in Iceland have requested stay of proceedings at the Icelandic Patent Office until a decision has been made in the CJEU case.
As of 24 November 2014, the Icelandic Patent Office has made its trade mark data available to the TMview search tool. The integration of ELS - IPO is a concrete result of the International Cooperation programme managed by OHIM in collaboration with its international partnersThis last extension brings the total number of offices participating in TMview to 37 and with the addition of more than 47000 Icelandic trade marks, TMview now provides information and access to almost 24,6 million trade marks in total.Lesa meira