UPC’s PPI to come into force for Austria


The Council of the EU has recorded on this webpage that the Protocol on Privileges and Immunities (PPI) of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) will enter into force for Austria on 28 July. Austria is hosting a local division of the Court in Vienna and the PPI will confer legal status on the Court and certain privileges and immunities on the Court and its property, judges and staff to ensure its proper functioning.

This map shows the locations of the UPC and, as shown on the Council of the EU’s webpage, when the PPI comes into force for Austria it will be in force for all the countries where a local division or central division seat or section is located, and for Luxembourg (where the Court of Appeal is located). The PPI is not in force for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania which, together with Sweden, form the Nordic-Baltic regional division but the main location of that division is in Stockholm and the PPI is in force in Sweden.

Gregory Bacon


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