Protocol on Privileges and Immunities

Today, 29 June 2016, a protocol on privileges and immunities to the UPC Agreement has been signed by representatives of member states in the margins of COREPER I meeting in Brussels.

The protocol means the Unified Patent Court will, using a common approach, benefit from privileges and immunities which are necessary for the exercise of its functions.

This is another positive step towards bringing the Unified Patent Court into operation. A copy of the protocol is available here.