The supplementary protection certificate is an industrial property certificate that, for a maximum of five years, gives the protection conferred in Spain by a patent to an active ingredient or a combination of active ingredients which are found in a pharmaceutical or phytosanitary product after the patent has expired. It is also possible to apply for an extension to the supplementary protection certificate for medicinal products for paediatric use.
Applications for supplementary protection certificates (SPC), SPC extensions and formalities in the procedure or related to SPC and SPC extension applications or titles, as regulated by Law 24/2015, on Patents, may be filed electronically through the EPO Online Filing (eOLF) application. This is a free application developed with the European Patent Office.
Please use the following link for more information on the characteristics of supplementary protection certificates: Supplementary protection certificate
This section covers applications for SCPs, SCP extensions and some procedures related to these applications.
This must be done through the eOLF platform.
This section includes other procedures related to applications and titles for supplementary protection certificates (SCPs), including transfers, licences, requests for certification and the appearance of representatives. It can also be used to download the forms required in some of these procedures.
The eOLF platform is used for procedures related to applications and titles for utility models. The section provides a link to download the eOLF application and instructions for its use.