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Parliamentary questions
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4 July 2014
E-005062/2014(ASW)
Joint answer given by Mr Barnier on behalf of the Commission
Written questions :E-005062/14 , E-005064/14 , E-005065/14
Question references: E-005062/2014, E-005064/2014, E-005065/2014

The questions raised by the Honourable Member concern the on-going work on the creation of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and all raise similar concerns.

The Commission respectfully refers the Honourable Member to its reply to Written Question E-012200/13 and notes again that the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPC) is an agreement concluded under international law and which, as such, is not part of EC law. As concerns the conditions for the granting of preliminary injunctions in the procedure before the UPC, in the abovementioned reply the Commission already provided the relevant factual information. In addition to that, the Commission may only reiterate that the Rules of Procedure in respect of the questions raised by the Honourable Member must provide for the requisite legal certainty. As to the measures taken by the court, they will have inter alia to comply with the basic principles of fairness, equitable treatment and proportionality.

OJ C 405, 14/11/2014
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