European Commission: Agreement on the Seat of the Unified Patent Court


On June 29, 2012, the Member States of the European Union reached an agreement on the seat of the Unified Patent Court.

The compromise agreement places the seat of the UPC's Central Division in Paris. Specialised clusters of the UPC’s central division will also be set up - one in London, the other in Munich.

You can download below in pdf version the press release of Commissioner Michel Barnier who welcomes the agreement as the final element in the patent package

The European Patent Office (EPO) welcomed an historic breakthrough on the unitary patent.

Click here to read the press release of the EPO.