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About the partnership

The Academy of European Law (ERA) and Maastricht University (UM) are partnering to develop an attractive offering of professional training in a joint curriculum for patent attorneys wishing to appear before the Unified Patent Court (UPC).

This cooperation project was launched with the entry into force of the Protocol on Provisional Application of the UPC Agreement on 19 January 2022, which marked the birth of the Unified Patent Court as an international organisation.

ERA, as a renowned provider of professional training in EU law, and UM, as an international university of excellence, will offer a high-standard course giving patent attorneys the best tools to understand the legal framework and procedural rules necessary to litigate before the UPC.

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