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Unified Patent Court Agreement (including signatories and ratification)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 21 2017

The UPC is established via an international agreement: the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPCA


What does the entry into force of the Canada-European Union Comprehensives Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) mean?
  • Dentons
  • Canada, European Union
  • March 17 2017

After a vote in the European Parliament on February 15, 2017, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the European Union and Canada


UPC Preparatory Committee reports on its final meeting
  • Bristows LLP
  • European Union
  • March 16 2017

The Preparatory Committee of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) has reported (here) on its meeting yesterday. This was its final meeting before the


German parliament passes two bills required for UPC ratification
  • Bristows LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • March 10 2017

The Bundestag (German parliament) yesterday passed two pieces of draft legislation required for Germany to ratify the Unified Patent Court (UPC


L'Accord économique et commercial global (AECG) entre le Canada et l’UE approuvé par le Parlement européen
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada, European Union
  • March 8 2017

Le 15 février 2017, le Parlement européen a approuvé l'Accord économique et commercial global (AECG) entre le Canada et l’Union européenne. Cette


Questions les plus fréquentes : préparer le brevet unitaire
  • Novagraaf
  • European Union
  • March 8 2017

Le système de la Juridiction unifiée des brevets (JUB) a franchi une nouvelle étape, après la ratification par l'Italie de l'accord sur la JUB, le 10


Entry into force of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement
  • Houthoff Buruma
  • European Union, Global
  • March 6 2017

The Trade Facilitation Agreement, the first significant multilateral trade deal concluded by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in 1995, entered into


Italy signs UPC Provisional Application Protocol and other countries urged to do so to enable UPC to open in 2017
  • Bristows LLP
  • European Union, Italy
  • February 21 2017

In yesterday’s EU Competitiveness Council meeting the implementation of the unitary patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC) system was discussed, and


Unitary Patent update: court system takes step forward
  • Novagraaf
  • European Union
  • February 20 2017

The Unitary Patent Court (UPC) system took another step forward this month, after Italy deposited its instrument of ratification of the UPC agreement


Italy ratifies the UPC Agreement - only Germany and the UK needed to ratify before the UPC can commence
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, Italy
  • February 20 2017

On 10 February Italy lodged its instrument of ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) with the EU Council. Italy is the twelfth