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Following the 18th Preparatory Committee meeting on 10th October 2016, the timetable for the recruitment of judges for the Unified Patent Court has been revised. The UK referendum decision to leave the European Union in June is likely to delay the implementation of the unitary patent system. The judicial appointment procedure relies on the entry into force of the Protocol on Provisional Application and the Agreement on the Unified Patent Court. The recruitment process was due to be completed in early 2017. Selection of candidates is scheduled to continue, however, the next phase, which would include calling candidates for interview, has been postponed.

UPC Judicial Recruitment Update

Report on 18th Preparatory Committee – 10 October 2016

26 Oct 2019