Yes. Bulgaria deposited their instrument for ratification on 3 June 2016.
Still not confirmed, although it is unlikely to establish a local division. According to the Bulgarian Supreme Judicial Council, there is an agreement currently under discussion for establishment of a regional division for the Balkans based in Romania. At this stage the Bulgarian Supreme Judicial Council supports such a regional division but no final position has been taken.
No official confirmation but there are indications that the regional CFI may be based in Romania.
4 Bulgarian judges have been nominated as candidates for the UPC. There is no information on status of their nominations.
No information as yet.
|UP/UPC implementing legislation
On 2 August 2017, the Council of Ministers of Bulgaria approved the text of the Protocol on Provisional Application of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court
|Other UP matters of interest
Bulgaria signed the Protocol on Privileges and Immunities (PPI) in July 2017 and the UPC Agreement's Protocol on provisional application (PPA) on 11 September 2017.
Wouter Pors, Katharine Stephens, Michael Alt.
*Information for this country provided by Elina Ruseva of Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski, Sofia.