PATENTS | Milan UPC Central Division to start operating from 24 June 2024

On 30 April 2024, the Italian Senate approved the law ratifying the Headquarters Agreement (the “Agreement”) between the Italian Republic and the Unified Patent Court (“UPC”) (signed on 26 January 2024, see here), on the operation of both the Local and the newly-established Central Divisions in Milan. The UPC Milan Central Division is scheduled to start operating from 26 June 2024, while the Milan Local Division has been operating since 1 June 2023. The Agreement is now pending approval by the Italian Chamber of Deputies.

Newsletter n. 96 – May 2024