Italy formalises their position on the Unitary patent


Following Italy’s change of direction in relation to the Unitary patent and UPC in May 2015, the Italian government has now formally notified the Council of the EU of its intention to participate in the enhanced cooperation regime, i.e. the EU Regulations concerning the creation of a European patent with unitary effect and the establishment of the applicable translation arrangements for the Unitary patent. Despite Italy’s formal position, Sandra Gozi, State Secretary for European Affairs, made clear their continued objection to the current language arrangements: see here

Andrew Bowler


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