Friday, 14 March 2014

UPC has its first premises - and new rules of procedure

Mr. Rubik, Hungarias model-inventor
The training centre for the future Judges of the UPC has been opened yesterday in Budapest.  According to the press release of the EPO:
Speaking about the Hungarian patent system, Miklós Bendzsel, President of the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office, said: "The system will be 120 years old in 2015. In the European innovation processes Hungary does not merely provide a creative workshop for products like Rubik's Cube, glass concrete or the intelligent surgical knife (iKnife); but our country is among the best as regards the contribution of IP intensive industries to the GDP and to employment." Mr Bendzsel added: "All this provides an excellent background for the operation of a Training Centre for judges working within the system established for the European patent with unitary effect. Budapest ensures a high quality framework for the nurturing of this new legal practice combining technical, legal and economic knowledge."
This blogger likes Budapest a lot and thinks this venue is well chosen.

Besides of this, the 16th draft of the rules of procedure is open for consultation.

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