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Unified patent court implementation tracker

The UPC agreement enters into force and the Unitary patent legislation takes effect on the first day of the fourth month after the latest to occur of the following steps having taken place:

  • 13 of the signatory states of the UPC Agreement (including France, Germany and the UK) deposit their instructions of ratification with the General Secretarial of the Council of the European Union; 
  • The necessary amendments to Regulation(EU) No 1215/2012 of the European Parliament and the council of 12 December 2012 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgements in civil and commercial matters enter into force.  

Implementation Tracker - Agreement on Unified Patent Court (signed 19 February 2013)

EU Member State

Participant in Unitary Patent (Enhanced Co-operation process)

UPC Agreement signed?

UPC Agreement ratified?

Instrument of ratification deposited?

Austria Austria (AU)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes (06/08/2013)

Belgium Belgium (BE)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes (06/06/2014)

Bulgaria Bulgaria (BG)

Yes

Yes

 

 

Croatia Croatia (HR)

No

No

 

 

Cyprus Cyprus (CY)

Yes

Yes

 

 

Czech Republic Czech Republic (CZ)

Yes

Yes

 

 

Denmark Denmark (DK)

Yes

Yes

Yes

 Yes (20/06/2014)

Estonia Estonia (EE)

Yes

Yes

 

 

Finland Finland (FI)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes (19/01/2016)

France France (DR)

Yes

Yes

 Yes

 Yes (14/03/2014)

Germany Germany (DE)

Yes

Yes

 

 

Greece Greece (GR)

Yes

Yes

 

 

Hungary Hungary (HU)

Yes

Yes

 

 

Ireland Ireland (IE)

Yes

Yes

 

 

Italy Italy (IT)

Yes

Yes

 

 

Latvia Latvia (LV)

Yes

Yes

 

 

Lithuania Lithuania (LT)

Yes

Yes

 

 

Luxembourg Luxembourg (LU)

Yes

Yes

 Yes

Yes (22/05/2015)

Malta Malta (MT)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes (09/12/2014)

Netherlands Netherlands (NL)

Yes

Yes

 

 

Poland Poland (PL)

Yes

No

 

 

Portugal Portugal (PT)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes (06/08/2015)

Romania Romania (RO)

Yes

Yes

 

 

Slovakia Slovakia (SK)

Yes

Yes

 

 

Slovenia Slovenia (SI)

Yes

Yes

 

 

Spain Spain (ES)

No

No

 

 

Sweden Sweden (SE)

Yes

Yes

Yes

 Yes (05/06/2014)

UK (GB) UK (GB)

Yes

Yes

 

 

For a printable copy of the current progress on ratification of the UPC Agreement, download the unified patent court implementation tracker PDF here.

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