UPC kickstarts judicial appointments


Muireann Bolger

UPC kickstarts judicial appointments

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Long-awaited court takes an important step forward, say lawyers from Mathys & Squire, EIP, Oxon IP, Finnegan.

The Unified Patent Court (UPC) has started to select judges in a move welcomed by lawyers as a major step forward for the realisation of the long–awaited single IP enforcement system.

The UPC’s administrative committee received more than 1,000 applications from judges across Europe.

"The list of the most suitable candidates shall include at least twice as many candidates as there are vacancies, ranked after their qualification," explained Wouter Pors, partner at Bird & Bird.

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