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  • 18-11-2014

In 2012, the Member States and the European Parliament agreed on a “patent package”, a legislative initiative consisting of two regulations and an international agreement, laying grounds for the creation of unitary patent protection in the EU. The Unified Patent Court Agreement is currently being ratified by the Member States, all except for Spain which continues to fiercely oppose this project.

Today, the advocate general of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) rendered an opinion on two appeals lodged by Spain against Regulation (EC) No 1257/2012 (enhanced cooperation) and Regulation (EC) No 1260/2012 (language arrangements).

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