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Federal Law of December 15, 2000 on Medicinal Products and Medical Devices (status as of July 1, 2009)

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Year of current version:2009
Date of entry into force of original text:January 1, 2002
Date of Text (Enacted):December 15, 2000
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Patents (Inventions), Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
Notes:
The notification by Switzerland to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
Article 12 grants the protection to the first applicant seeking marketing authorization for medicinal products. Pursuant to Art. 39.3 of the TRIPS Agreement, Article 12. 2 ensures a ten year data exclusivity period for medical products to the first applicant (the holder of the original market approval).

Article 14.3 provides an exclusion from the simplified market authorization procedure for as long as the original preparation is protected by patent.

Articles 61 to 64 concern the undisclosed information including trade secrets and test data related to medicines.'
Available Texts: 
French

Loi fédérale du 15 décembre 2000 sur les médicaments et les dispositifs médicaux (état le 1er juillet 2009) Loi fédérale du 15 décembre 2000 sur les médicaments et les dispositifs médicaux  (état le 1er juillet 2009), Complete document (pdf) [586 KB] Loi fédérale du 15 décembre 2000 sur les médicaments et les dispositifs médicaux  (état le 1er juillet 2009), Complete document (htm) [275 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

German

Bundesgesetz vom 15. Dezember 2000 über Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte (stand am 1. Juli 2009) Bundesgesetz vom 15. Dezember 2000 über Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte (stand am 1. Juli 2009), Complete document (pdf) [591 KB]

Italian

Legge federale del 15 dicembre 2000 sui medicamenti e i dispositivi medici (stato 1° luglio 2009) Legge federale del 15 dicembre 2000 sui medicamenti e i dispositivi medici (stato 1° luglio 2009), Complete document (pdf) [577 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:CH175

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