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Germany ratifies the UPC Agreement

February 17, 2023

Today, 17 February 2023, Germany has ratified the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (see here).

Germany’s ratification launches the countdown as set under Article 89 of the UPC Agreement according to which the Agreement will enter into force on 1 June 2023.

The so called “sunrise period” will start on 1 March 2023.

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