Evaluation and revision of the UPC Agreement

The functioning, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the UPC and the trust and confidence of the users in the quality of the Courts decisions will be evaluated on the basis of a broad consultation; either seven years after the entry into force of the UPC Agreement or after 2000 infringement cases have been decided by the Court, whichever is the latest.

The Administrative Committee will be able to revise the Agreement with a view to improve the functioning of the Court. Such a decision will be taken by a majority of three-quarters. However, it shall not take effect if a Contracting Member State within twelve months declares that it does not wish to be bound by it.