skip to main content skip to accessibility policy

Articles & Updates – Details

24 August 2010

European and Community Patents Court: Advocate General Issues His Opinion in ECJ Case 1/09

European and Community Patents Court: Advocate General Issues His Opinion in ECJ Case 1/09

In 2009 the Council of the EU asked the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to opine on the following question: 'Is the proposed agreement creating a unified patent litigation system (currently called the "European and Community Patents Court") compatible with the provisions of the Treaty establishing the European Community?'

The Advocate General's decision has concluded that the proposed agreement is incompatible with the relevant treaties.  In the ECJ system, the Advocate General is responsible for presenting an advisory legal opinion on cases assigned to them, which is not binding on the Court.  We therefore await further developments with interest.

A fuller report of the Advocate General's decision will follow shortly.

Bookmark and Share

Related People

Partner, Patent Attorney
News

Follow us

Newsletter subscriptions

In support of our environmental policy we encourage email subscriptions to receive our patent and trade mark newsletters as soon as they are published. Please send your contact details to subscriptions@dyoung.com.

For RSS users

Our RSS news feeds allow you to see when we have added new content to our website so you can get the latest site updates in one place, as soon as they are published.

Social media

Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. To understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it please see www.dyoung.com/privacypolicy