article / 30 Mar 2020

UP/UPC Update: The German government signals continued support and preparations for the Unitary Patent System

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The German minister of Justice and Consumer Protection has signalled continued support for the Unitary Patent System.

In a press release, the German federal government has stated it will continue to work to ensure the provision of the Unitary Patent System and examine how to remedy the formal deficits of the German ratification bill for the UPCA. The press release is in line with the statement from the UPC Preparatory Committee regarding the German Federal Constitutional Court’s decision of March 20.

Setterwalls views the press release as a signal of continued support for the Unitary Patent System, in light of UK’s step to leave the UPC and the German Federal Constitutional Court’s decision to disallow the German ratification bill for the UPCA.

Read the German federal government’s press release (in German) here.

Read the statement from the UPC Preparatory Committee here.

Setterwalls’ update on the UK’s step to leave the UPC is available here and here.

Setterwalls’ update on the German Federal Constitution Decision is available here.

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