Posted by Laura Ercoli on Wednesday May 29th, 2024

Italian central division of Unified Patent Court to open in Milan on 26 June 2024

The Unified Patent Court has announced that 26 June 2024 is to be the opening date of the Italian section of the court’s central division in Milan, and that three judges have been named for the new section.


The Unified Patent Court (UPC) has announced that the Italian section of the court’s central division in Milan is to open its doors on 26 June 2024, and that Andrea Postiglione, Anna-Lena Klein and Marije Knijff are to be appointed as judges of the new section.TUB Milano sede centrale

The inauguration will be held exactly one year after the decision of the UPC’s Administrative committee, issued on 26 June 2023, to proceed with the establishment of the Italian section of the court’s central division.

UPC legislation provides for the court’s central division to have three sections, and the original plan was for them to be based in Paris, Munich and London.

At the time of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the UPC, no agreement was reached on which country should take over the British section of the court’s central division, so a temporary solution was adopted to share its duties among the other two (Paris and Munich).

The choice of Milan as the seat of the third section was followed by a temporary decision that initially the technology areas of competence of the Milan section will be less than those originally assigned to the London section.


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