Notice of 30 September 2021
Germany ratifies the Protocol on the Provisional Application of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court
The German government deposited the instrument of ratification for the Protocol on the Provisional Application of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court. Ratification is an important precondition for the implementation of the European patent reform providing for a Unitary Patent and a Unified Patent Court in the future. So far, 15 countries have ratified the Agreement: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Sweden, Finland, Bulgaria, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania and the Netherlands. On this basis, the Agreement will enter into force once it has also been ratified by the Federal Republic of Germany. More information (in German) is available on the website of the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection.
Last updated: 30 September 2021