In Spain, the single patent package is no longer a hot topic, given the uncertainty caused by Brexit and the complaint to the Federal Constitutional Court, the summary says. Croatia is still preparing for accession to enhanced cooperation in the field of unitary patent protection. The members of the Epi “were informally informed that the Croatian IPO was prompted by the Ministry of Justice to take the initiative and again draw the attention of the competent authorities to the subject”. The position of Poland, which participated in enhanced cooperation in the field of unitary patent protection but decided not to sign or ratify the UPCA, has not changed. In addition to the rules on the judicial structure, it also contains substantive provisions on the right to refrain from using an invention and to use it by non-patent holders (e.g.B. for private, non-commercial use), provisional and permanent orders. That is why the Commission is working on a series of measures to help SMEs applying for and managing uniform patents and other European intellectual property rights. In the coming months, we will work to reach a compromise agreement on the seats of the Single Court at the June European Council (28-29 June 2012), dividing the central distribution by technology between Paris (headquarters), London and Munich.   However, on 2 July 2012, the European Parliament decided to postpone the vote after the European Council had amended the rules previously approved by MEPs during negotiations with the European Council.
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