article / 08 Nov 2019

UP/UPC Update: The European Parliament publishes study that opens for British participation

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On Tuesday, the European Parliament published a Brexit study requested by its Committee on Legal Affairs (JURE). I line with what appears to be the predominant view, the study indicates that British UPC participation post-Brexit is both desirable and legally feasible. The study notes that the UPC Agreement is an international agreement thus a treaty, and that the European Court of Justice’s jurisprudence (Opinion 1/09) is not excluding participation of a third state.

Check the study here.

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