Tuesday, February 6 2024   \  Published by Wolters Kluwer.

Irish referendum on joining the Unified Patent Court Agreement in June 2024

Irish referendum on joining the Unified Patent Court Agreement in June 2024

Ireland will hold a referendum on joining of the Unified Patent Court in June. This has been confirmed by the Irish government.

In a post on LinkedIn, Neale Richmond, minister of state for business, employment and retail, announced: ‘Today, I confirmed to the Seanad that we will hold a Referendum this June to allow Ireland join the new Unitary [sic] Patent Court.

Joining the UPC will save businesses money, create more jobs in Ireland, encourage further investment and allow Irish inventors enjoy much wider protections. I look forward to the campaign!’

The Irish government issued a press release:

‘The Government has today (23rd January) approved a proposal to hold a constitutional referendum in June on Ireland’s participation in the Unified Patent Court. (…) The Government has also approved the priority drafting of a Bill to give effect to the proposed constitutional amendment. (…) Read more

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