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Update on Provisional Application Phase

The UK has deposited the document required to apply the Protocol to the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court on provisional application (PPA) with the depository for the UPC Agreement.

This protocol will allow some parts of the UPC Agreement to be applied provisionally.

Further information on those Signatory States who have already agreed to be bound by the PPA can be found here.

UPC Timetable update

On 7 June 2017 it was announced on the website of the Unified Patent Court that the previously announced target date for the entry into operation of the UPC envisaged for December 2017 cannot be maintained. The timetable for the start of the period of provisional application and for the entry into force of the UPC Agreement is rely­ing on the timely finalization of national procedures concerning...

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