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Signing of the Unified Patent Court agreement

EU News 82/2013

19 February 2013
Council of the European Union
Brussels
6590/13
PRESSE 61

The international agreement for establishing a Unified Patent Court (UPC) was signed today in Brussels. It will ensure the uniform applicability of patent law throughout the territories of the signatory countries(1).

1. Bulgaria is expected to sign in the coming days once internal procedures have been completed. Poland and Spain did not sign the agreement. These member states can nevertheless still accede to the agreement at a later date.

Source and additional information:
http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_data/docs/pressdata/en/intm/135593.pdf

International Agreement on a Unified Patent Court - Signature ceremony. Photo Credit "The Council of the European Union". URL