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 Regulation (EU) No 1260/2012

I. Description

In 2012 Member States and the European Parliament agreed on the “patent package” – a legislative initiative consisting of two Regulations and an international Agreement, laying grounds for the creation of unitary patent protection in the EU. The patent package implements enhanced cooperation between 25 Member States (all Member States except Italy and Spain). Following the adoption of the two Regulations in December 2012, the contracting Member States will proceed with the signature and ratification of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court – the third and last component of the “patent package” setting up a single and specialised patent jurisdiction. Once the Agreement and the Regulations enter into force, it will be possible to obtain a European patent with unitary effect – a legal title ensuring uniform protection for an invention across 25 Member States on a one-stop shop basis, providing huge cost advantages and reducing administrative burdens.

The other relevant official text is Regulation (EU) No 1257/2012.

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II. General Information

Title

Council regulation (EU) No 1260/2012 of 17 December 2012 implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of the creation of unitary patent protection with regard to the applicable translation arrangements

Status
Existing
Regulation
(EU) No 1260/2012
Source
O.J. EU No L (Legislation), Edition 361, Year 2012, p.89
Adoption
12/17/2012
Promulgation
12/31/2012
Character
Regular Act
Legal Basis
Art. 118 Abs. 2 AEUV
Legislative Procedure
Codecision procedure

III. Versions and Legislative History

1. Versions

Titel
Allg. Daten
Textfassung

Original Text :
Council regulation (EU) No 1260/2012 of 17 December 2012 implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of the creation of unitary patent protection with regard to the applicable translation arrangements

  (EU) No 1260/2012

Beschluss:
12/17/2012 (A)
Verkuendung:
12/31/2012 (P)
(A) Adoption | (P) Promulgation

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I. Description
II. General Information
III. Versions and Legislative History
1. Versions