European and Spanish patent

and trademark attorneys

The UPC will have a Court of First Instance that will comprise local divisions, regional divisions and a central division, and a Court of Appeal located in Luxembourg.

Local and regional divisions will be placed in the contracting member states at their request. The Central Division will have its main seat in Paris and sections in London and Munich. Here the cases will be divided by field of technology according to the International Patent Classification (IPC) of the WIPO.

Generally speaking, local and regional divisions will mainly hear patent infringement cases and the Central Division will hear validity cases.

Depending on the division which hears the case, the language will be different.