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The CJEU rejects Spain's challenges to the Unitary Patent Package - Cases C-146/13 and C-147/13

05 May 2015

The CJEU has today handed down its eagerly anticipated decisions in the two challenges by Spain (C-146/13 and C-147/13) to the legality of the Unitary Patent Package.

The CJEU has today handed down its eagerly anticipated decisions in the two challenges by Spain (C-146/13 and C-147/13) to the legality of the Unitary Patent Package.

Spain was seeking the annulment of the two regulations forming part of that package, namely the regulation on the creation of unitary patent protection (Case C-146/13) and the regulation governing the applicable translation arrangements (Case C-147/13).

By its judgments delivered today, the Court of Justice dismisses both of Spain’s actions. This follows the opinions of AG Bot issued in November 2014, in which he argued that the two challenges should be rejected.

This has widely been seen as the last major legal obstacle to the Unitary Patent Package being implemented.  

For the full text of the decisions please see here: 
C-146/13  and here: C-147/13 .

Further analysis on the decisions will follow later today.

See here also for the 
Press Release from the CJEU.


 
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