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Council adopts Unified Patent Court amendments to Brussels Regulation

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Justice for Growth: European Parliament paves the way for cross-border debt recovery and Europe-wide patent protection

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Expression of Interests of Candidate Judges

The pre-selection procedure calling for expression of interest of candidate judges received an overwhelming response.

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Release of UK government White Paper addressing BREXIT

12 July 2018

On, 12 July 2018, the UK government published a White Paper addressing its plan for exiting the EU

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Hungarian Court rules that UPCA cannot be ratified

2 July 2018

29 June 2018, the Hungarian Constitutional Court published its decision relating to the ratification of the UPC Agreement ("UPCA").

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France adopts new Order n°2018-341 implementing UPC system

22 May 2018

On 10 May 2018, France’s Journal Officiel published "Ordonnance n° 2018-341 du 9 mai 2018" (the "Order") on the European patent with unitary effect and the unified patent jurisdiction. This new law is primarily intended to amend the French Intellectual Property Code to implement the unitary patent and UPC system in France. However, the Order will also have a wider impact on patent law in France.

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UK ratifies the Unified Patent Court Agreement

26 April 2018

The Minister for Intellectual Property, Sam Gyimah MP, has today (26 April 2018) confirmed that the UK has ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA). For further information see the IPO's announcement here.

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