The Netherlands notifies ratification of the UPC Agreement

The Netherlands deposited its instrument of ratification of the Agreement on a Uni­fied Patent Court (UPC) with the General Secretariat of the Council of the EU yes­terday. The Netherlands has become the 11th country to do so. if both Germany and the UK (the other two mandatory ratifying countries) were to also ratify, there would be the requisite 13 ratifications and the new system would come into effect three months after the second of those deposits. 

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