Crime and Court news / Foreign relations

Italy and Spain out of European patent system

The seat of the European Patent Office in Munich, Germany.

The seat of the European Patent Office in Munich, Germany.

The EU Court of Justice rejected on Tuesday a request by Italy and Spain to block the new European patent system, an enhanced cooperation between all the EU Member States… except Italy and Spain.

The judgement by the Court is definitive, and the Italian Government is now evaluating the possibility to join the system after all.

Italy and Spain had previously refused to adhere because the official languages of the system will be English, French and German only.

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