Bulgarian Government Approves UPC Provisional Application Protocol

Oct 2 2017 - 15:47

On August 2, 2017, the Bulgarian Council of Ministers approved the text of the Protocol on Provisional Application (PPA) of the Unified Patent Court Agreement and authorized Bulgaria’s permanent representative in Brussels to sign the Protocol, which now has to be ratified by the Bulgarian Parliament. The Bulgarian Council of Ministers will determine Bulgaria’s representatives at the UPC bodies in a separate resolution.

The PPA will allow some parts of the UPC Agreement and the UPC Statute to be applied provisionally. It is one of the documents required to prepare the structural, organizational and financial functioning of the UPC. The PPA will enter into force the day after Germany, France, the United Kingdom and 10 other signatory states have either ratified, or informed the depositary that they have received parliamentary approval to ratify the UPC Agreement and have agreed on the application of the PPA.

Prepared by: Dimitar Batakliev

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