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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

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Year of Version2012
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
NotesArticle 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.
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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
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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
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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
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