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UK signs the UPC Protocol on Privilege and Immunities

December 2016

As the first step in the UPC Agreement ratification process, the UKIPO has confirmed that the UK signed the Protocol on Privilege and Immunities in Brussels on Wednesday 14 December.

Preparations for laying legislation to give the UPC all the appropriate privileges and immunities on UK soil have recommenced and the UKIPO is expected to give more news on the legislative timetable soon.

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