At the meeting, the Administrative Committee adopted its Rules of Procedure, the Rules on the European Patent Litigation Certificate, the Court’s Service and Staff Regulations, as well as the Court’s Financial Regulations. The Administrative Committee also appointed the members of the Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee will be responsible in particular for the interviews of candidate judges for the Court, which are expected to begin at the end of March 2022.
The Member States elected Mr. Alexander Ramsay (SE) as Chair and Mr. Johannes Karcher (DE) as Deputy Chair of the Administrative Committee. Furthermore, several Member States confirmed their intention to establish local and regional divisions of the UPC, including Germany with its four local divisions in Düsseldorf, Mannheim, Munich and Hamburg.
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