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Regulation (EU) No. 1257/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2012 implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of the creation of unitary patent protection, European Union (EU)


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Year of Version 2012 Dates Entry into force: January 20, 2013 Adopted: December 17, 2012 Type of Text Implementing Rules/Regulations Subject Matter Patents (Inventions), Competition, Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body Notes Article 18(1) of the Regulation states that it shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union and 18(2) that it shall apply from January 1, 2014, or the date of entry into force of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court, whichever is the later.

Available Texts Main text(s) Main text(s) French Règlement (UE) n° 1257/2012 du 17 décembre 2012 mettant en oeuvre la coopération renforcée dans le domaine de la création d'une protection unitaire conférée par un brevet PDF HTML English Regulation (EU) No. 1257/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2012 implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of the creation of unitary patent protection PDF HTML Spanish Reglamento N° 1257/2012, de 17 de diciembre de 2012, por el que se establece una cooperación reforzada en el ámbito de la creación de una protección unitaria mediante patente PDF HTML
Related Legislation Is implemented by (6 text(s)) Is implemented by (6 text(s))
Principles of Legal Regulation of Industrial Property Act (consolidated text of January 16, 2023)  (EE244)
Patent Law No. I-372 of January 18, 1994 (as amended up to Law No. XIII-2734 of December 19, 2019, in force in its entirety on January 1, 2022) (LT119)
Decree No. 2018-429 of May 31, 2018, on the European Patent With Unitary Effect and the Unified Patent Court (FR568)
Ordinance No. 2018-341 of May 9, 2018, on the European Patent with Unitary Effect and the Unified Patent Court (FR569)
Law No. 2016-1547 of November 18, 2016, on the Modernization of Justice in the 21st Century (FR532)
The Unified Patent Court etc. Act (Act No. 551 of June 2, 2014) (DK196)

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