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segunda-feira, 19 de junho de 2017

EU patent court to remain in London despite Brexit… for now

The President of the European Patent Office, Benoît Battistelli, speaks at a press conference before the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the European Patent Convention at the European Patent Office in Munich, Germany, 17 October 2013.
[Andreas Gebert / EPA]

As a consequence of Britain’s decision to leave the bloc, the two EU agencies based on its territory will move elsewhere.

EU leaders will start discussing candidates to host the European Banking Authority and the European Medicines Agency at the European Council to be held on 22-23 June.

Almost all member states are bidding for either one of the agencies, or even both of them, as is the case for France and Germany.
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Unitary patent expected this year, despite Brexit 

The European Patent Office on Tuesday (7 March) said that the long-awaited EU patent will be launched this year and that it was confident that the UK would continue its involvement.

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But another UK-based institution that forms part of the EU ecosystem escaped the attention of the bloc’s capitals: the upcoming Unified Patent Court.

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