Germany has ratified the Protocol on the Provisional Application of UPC Agreement
Germany has ratified the Protocol on the Provisional Application of UPC Agreement (PAP-Protocol) and paves the way for the Unified Patent Court (UPC).
On 27 September 2021, the German Government deposited the instrument of ratification for the PAP-Protocol.
This is a decisive step on the way to the establishment of the UPC after the work had been on hold for several years during the examination of the Agreement by the German Federal Constitutional Court (FCC). Following the decision of the FCC published in July this year the German law for the ratification of the UPCA and its Protocols were signed by the President and published in August allowing Germany now to proceed with ratification.
Unified Patent Court press release
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