Provisional decision on distribution of UPC Cases of the Central Division after UK's withdrawal

UPC-News | 16.05.2023

It was announced today, that the Presidium of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) decided, that on June 1, when the UPC starts, initially the Paris and Munich will share the caseload, which would have been assigned to London, before their withdrawal from the project. As for that cases concerning human necessities are assigned to Paris and those involving chemistry and metallurgy to Munich.

However, Milan's status as the third central seat is yet to be confirmed by the UPC administrative committee, as German, French, and Italian officials have yet to agree on how cases will be divided.