UPC Country Information

Germany

Date Joined EPC 07/10/1977
EU MS Yes
EEA Yes
EFTA No
PCT + National Yes
Joined UPC Yes
Ratified UPC Intends to
Date Ratified Expected May to September 2022; triggers start of UPC going live
Local Division Munich/Mannheim/Dusseldorf/Hamburg
Regional Division No
Language of Proceedings English/German
Central Division Munich
Language of Proceedings Language patent granted in, i.e. English, French or German
Arbitration No
Court of Appeal No