The Netherlands

Overview

UP 

Yes

UPC 

Yes

Status of ratification

Yes. The Netherlands ratified on 14 September 2016.

Local or Regional CFI 

The Netherlands will host a local division in The Hague. Litigation can be done both in English and in Dutch.

Location/Venue of CFI

The Hague, at a venue adjacent to the Central Station, designated for the UPC and for arbitrations.

Judges 

Two national judges and one judge from the pool.

Languages 

English and Dutch.

UP/UPC implementing legislation

A draft implementation act was sent to the State Council for advice, its content officially is still confidential.

Other UP matters of interest 

On 23 January 2017 The Netherlands was the first country to ratify the Protocol on Privileges and Immunities.

Related links

http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/indprop/patent/ratification/index_en.htm

Twobirds contact 
Wouter Pors