Update May 22, 2015: Luxembourg ratifies Unified Patent Court Agreement

On May 22, 2015 Luxembourg deposited its ratification instrument for the Unified Patent Court Agreement. This makes Luxembourg the 7th country to ratify the Agreement.

However, Luxembourg has no current plans to host a Local Division. Corresponding cases will be heard by the Central Division.

Both The Netherlands and Portugal are also taking steps towards ratification.

The Italian Ministry of Economic Development issued a press release saying that it is priority for Italy to join the Unitary Patent system.

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