Sweden

Overview

UP 

Yes

UPC 

Yes

Status of ratification

Yes. Sweden ratified on 5 June 2014.

Local or Regional CFI 

Regional. Sweden will be part of the Nordic-Baltic regional division of the UPC with Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania (as established on 4 March 2014, read more on this on the related link below). The Nordic-Baltic division will enter in to force when two of these countries, including at least Sweden, have ratified.

Location/Venue of CFI

Schleegatan 7, 112 28 Stockholm.

Judges 

Two regional judges and one judge from the pool.

Languages 

English

UP/UPC implementing legislation

Certain amendments regarding patent translation requirements etc., have already been implemented. Other necessary changes to Swedish patent law have already been decided and will enter into force when the Swedish government decides to do so.

Other UP matters of interest 

Sweden signed the UPC Agreement's Protocol on provisional application (PPA) in October 2015 and signed the Protocol on Privileges and Immunities in June 2016.

Related links

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-14-46_en.htm

Twobirds contact 
Gabriel Lidman