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UPC constitutional complaint: German Court decision expected 20 March 2020

The German Constitutional Court has indicated that it will publish a decision taken by a Senate without a prior oral hearing regarding the constitutional complaint directed against the Act of Approval to the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court of 19 February 2013 (2 BvR 739/17) on 20 March 2020 at 09:30 CET.

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Related article: UPC constitutional complaint - German Bar Association opinion

Following a constitutional complaint, the German Federal Constitutional Court asked the German President, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, not to sign into law the parliamentary act declaring Germany’s accession to the Unified Patent Court Agreement pending the outcome of said complaint.

In January 2018 the German Bar Association published its opinion on the pending complaint.

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