The UPC Agreement and the EU Service Regulation - the right to a translation of the UPC Statement of claim, by Wouter Pors, Bird & Bird The Hague
In litigation before national courts in the European Union, a defendant based in the EU is always entitled to a translation of the claims in a language that he understands, or an official language of the place where the document is served on him. This is provided for in the Service Regulation. The question arises whether this also applies to litigation before the Unified Patent Court, which can be conducted in a relatively large number of languages, depending on the Division where the action is introduced.
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