Questions and answers on the German Constitutional Complaint proceedings,

Article on case BVerfG, 2 BvR 739/17 re the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (18/10/2018, latest update on 08/07/2019)

This article tries to provide answers to some of the questions raised in relation to the constitutional complaint against the ratification of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court in Germany.

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Resources:

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  • Link to BVerfG annual statistics 2018.
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  • Link to BVerfG decision preview 2019 (German language).
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  • Link to C. H. Beck publication preview of 06/07/2019 (German language).
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  • Link to the “corrected” minutes on the EU Justice Sub-Committee’s second oral evidence session on 30/10/2018.