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Milan confirmed as third UPC central division

nIn a statement published on 18 May, the Italian government has confirmed that Milan will be the third branch of the UPC’s central division, replacing London after Brexit.

According to Italian Press (link), the Milan branch is expected to open for business in a few months and will be allocated the following competencies: medical-veterinary science and hygiene (and chemistry closely connected to these items), pharmaceutical patents without supplementary protection certificates (SPC), non-pharmaceutical biotech, agriculture, food and tobacco, personal and household items, sports and the world of entertainment. Pharmaceutical patents with SPC will remain in Paris and chemistry and metallurgy will remain in Munich.

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