08 October 2011

EU Document 14191/11: Compatibility Check of Unified Patent Court Draft against EU Regulations

In  the articles titled "Compatibility Of Draft Agreement On Unified Patent Court with EU acquis" on the ksnh::law IP blog, we report that Axel's individual request regarding public access to EU Council Document 14191/11 titled "Compatibility of the draft agreement on the Unified Patent Court with the Union acquis" (download here) has been accepted by the General Secretariat. 

The document reveals that the Commission services have checked the compatibility of the draft agreement on the Unified Patent Court (UPC) against an number of EU Regulations, Directives and Conventions and found that essentially only the relationship between the Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (Brussels I) and the UPC Draft needs to be clarified in a particular way.