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Spain’s challenges fail

The Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) dismisses both of Spain’s challenges to legislation relating to the Unified Patent System. In the first case, Spain objected to the implementation of the European Regulation that creates the “European patent with unitary effect”.

In its second case, Spain challenged the European Regulation that governs the applicable translation arrangements on the basis that the language arrangements are prejudicial to individuals who do not speak English, French or German.

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Priya Nagpal

Advocate General opines that Spanish challenge should be dismissed