20 July 2023
Celebrating Success: Kris Pappaert and Jacek Kepa Graduate from Maastricht University Faculty of Law!
We are thrilled to extend our warmest congratulations to two outstanding members of our team, Kris Pappaert and Jacek Kepa, on their recent graduation from the European Patent Litigator program offered by Maastricht University Faculty of Law.
20 July 2023
European Patent Litigators at De Clercq & Partners and the need of mixed teams for cases at the Unified Patent Court
Article 48 UPCA (Agreement on the Unified Patent Court) and Rule 286 of the Rules of procedure define two categories of persons entitled to represent parties before the Unified Patent Court (UPC): a lawyer or a European Patent Attorney. Any representative wishing to appear before the UPC shall lodge at the Registry of the Court a certificate (either a “lawyer certificate” or the EPLC or otherwise justify that he has appropriate qualifications to represent a party before the Court).
17 July 2023
New graduates from fondazione politecnico di milano's european patent litigator program
Ann De Clercq, Liesbet Paemen, Sakina Bounaga, and Evi Van Ballaer have successfully graduated from Fondazione Politecnico di Milano's prestigious European Patent Litigator program! Last Friday, we celebrated their remarkable achievement, which propels them towards becoming registered representatives at the Unified Patent Court.
14 July 2023
Milan scores! New section to join Unified Patent Court line up
The Administrative Committee of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) has decided on 26 June to establish a section of the Central Division of the Court of First Instance in Milan.