The work on the practical framework for the coming European Patent Court is progressing. One delegate from each of the 13 Member States has been elected for a three-year term in order to contribute to the forthcoming Unified Patent Court's Budget Committee. The Danish representative, who has been appointed Deputy-Chairman of the committee, is Theis Bødker Jensen, who works as Chief Advisor in the Centre for Politics, Law and International Work at the Danish Patent and Trademark Office.
The work of the Budget Committee will, among other things, consist of developing and setting up the framework for the financial start-up and subsequently for the financial operation of the Unified Patent Court. A task that the Danish Patent and Trademark Office is pleased to actively contribute to with professional insight and competence now that the financial work around the new court is gaining momentum.
On 19 January 2022 the Provisional Application (PAP) of the Unified Patent Court entered into force and it is expected to last until the end of 2022.
Germany is expected to deposit its ratification of the Unified Patent Court agreement later this year, four months after this the Unified Patent Court will start up. The Unified Patent Court is abbreviated to UPC.
Read more about the work of the Budget Committee and their first meeting on the home page of the Unified Patent Court