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May 28, 2015 - Unitary Patent - Italy joins the enhanced cooperation

Italy decides to join the enhanced cooperation relating to the Unitary Patent Regulation. This decision of the Italian government will have to be confirmed by the Parliament.

Italy was already a contracting Member State of the Unified Patent Court which has jurisdiction also for European Patents with national effect.

Following this new step, Italy will now be fully engaged in the complete package including the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court.