A step further towards the EU patent

27.06.2011
Council of the European Union

The unitary patent came closerto realisationon 27 June, whenthe CompetitivenessCouncil agreedon twoproposalson the creationof an EU-widepatent titleand itslanguageregime. "The unitarypatent protection willconsiderablyreducethe costsand redtape for companiesand individualsand providea stimulus for Europeaninnovation", saidZoltànCséfalvay, HungarianMinisterfor StrategicAffairs, whochairedthe meeting. "Today'sdiscussion sendsa clearsignal to all operatorsand citizensthatthe EU isable to deliveron a topicof suchcrucial importance for Europeaninnovation and competitiveness." 

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