Estonia and Slovenia closer to ratification
Estonia and Slovenia have both taken serious steps that bring them closer to the ratification of the Unitary Patent system.
On the 4th of July Estonia accepted the Act that amends national patent and other laws that enable the recognition of the Unified Patent and its court.
The day before, on the 3rd, Slovenia deposited its instruments of ratification with Council of the EU, which enable the Unitary Patent Court. It is the intention of Slovenia to host one of the local divisions of the UPC. Also it wants to host one of two seats of the Patent Mediation and Arbitration Centre of the UPC.
Slovenia has no yet deposited its instruments of ratification for the ratification of the Unitary Patent itself however.