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Agreement on a Unified Patent Court

Treaty data

Treaty number 012837
Date of conclusion 19-02-2013
Place of conclusion Brussel
Provisional application
Entry into force
Retroactive effect
Treaty Series
Parliamentary paper
Approval act 2016, 314
Consolidated text 0006168


The Kingdom of the Netherlands has declared that it will apply certain provisions of the Agreement in the European part of the Kingdom on a provisional basis. The governments of Belgium, Estonia, Finland and the United Kingdom have issued similar declarations.

Kingdom of the Netherlands

Entry into force Retroactive effect Termination
Netherlands (in Europe)
Netherlands (Bonaire)
Netherlands (Sint Eustatius)
Netherlands (Saba)
Sint Maarten

PartiesParties with a link have a reservation.

Party Signature RatificationS=Signature without reservation or requirement of ratification R=Ratification, Acceptance, Approval or Notification A=Accession Su=Succession NK=Not Known Entry into force Renunciation Termination
Austria 19-02-2013 06-08-2013 (R)
Belgium 19-02-2013 06-06-2014 (R)
Bulgaria 19-02-2013 03-06-2016 (R)
Cyprus 19-02-2013
Czech Republic 19-02-2013
Denmark 19-02-2013 20-06-2014 (R)
Estonia 19-02-2013 01-08-2017 (R)
Finland 19-02-2013 19-01-2016 (R)
France 19-02-2013 14-03-2014 (R)
Germany 19-02-2013
Greece 19-02-2013
Hungary 19-02-2013
Ireland 19-02-2013
Italy 19-02-2013 10-02-2017 (R)
Latvia 19-02-2013 11-01-2018 (R)
Lithuania 19-02-2013 24-08-2017 (R)
Luxembourg 19-02-2013 22-05-2015 (R)
Malta 19-02-2013 09-12-2014 (R)
Netherlands, the Kingdom of the 19-02-2013 14-09-2016 (R)
Portugal 19-02-2013 28-08-2015 (R)
Romania 19-02-2013
Slovakia 19-02-2013
Slovenia 19-02-2013 15-10-2021 (R)
Sweden 19-02-2013 05-06-2014 (R)
United Kingdom 19-02-2013 26-04-2018 (R) 20-07-2020

Child treaties

Title Date of conclusion Place of conclusion
Protocol on provisional application of the Unified Patent Court Agreement 01-10-2015 Luxemburg / Brussel
Protocol on Privileges and Immunities of the Unified Patent Court 29-06-2016 Brussel
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