The granting of Supplementary Protection Certificates is strictly limited to "pharmaceutical products" and "plant protection products".

These terms are defined in Regulations (EC) No. 1610/96 (plant protection products) and (EC) No. 469/2009 (pharmaceutical products). In addition, the European Court of Justice has issued explanatory provisions over the years which products are covered by the regulations.

Permanent link to Regulation (EC) No. 469/2009 (pharmaceutical products)

Permanent Link to Regulation (EC) No. 1610/96 (plant protection products)