The German Constitutional Court blocked the Unified Patent Court

pexels-photo-109629The German Federal Constitutional Court  has ruled that the legislation for introducing of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) is not constitutional.

According to the Court, in this case there is a transfer of adjudication authorities from national to international level. This requires the law to be accepted with two-thirds majority in the Bundestag, which wasn’t happened.

It is possible this decision to put a spanner in the works for the UPC as a whole. Although the German Parliament can pass the legislation again, this will take time, time which can allow other countries to express their reluctance toward the UPC concept.

Source: WIPR.

 

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