Annex I - Statute of the Unified Patent Court

Article 1 - Scope of the Statute

 

 

Chapter I. - Judges

 

Article 2 - Eligibility of judges

 

Article 3 - Appointment of judges

 

Article 4 - Judges' term of office

 

Article 5 - Appointment of the members of the Advisory Committee

 

Article 6 - Oath

 

Article 7 - Impartiality

 

Article 8 - Immunity of judges

 

Article 9 - End of duties

 

Article 10 - Removal from office

 

Article 11 - Training

 

Article 12 - Remuneration

 

 

Chapter II. - Orgisational provisions

 

Section 1. - Common provisions

 

Article 13 - President of the Court of Appeal

 

Article 14 - President of the Court of First Instance

 

Article 15 - Presidium

 

Article 16 - Staff

 

Article 17 - Judicial vacations

 

 

Section 2. - The court of first instance

 

Article 18 - Setting up and discontinuance of a local or regional division

 

Article 19 - Panels

 

Article 20 - Pool of Judges

 

 

Section 3. - The court of appeal

 

Article 21 - Panels

 

 

Section 4. - The registry

 

Article 22 - Appointment and removal from office of the Registrar

 

Article 23 - Duties of the Registrar

 

Article 24 - Keeping of the register

 

Article 25 - Sub-registries and Deputy-Registrar

 

 

Chapter III. - Financial provisions

 

Article 26 - Budget

 

Article 27 - Authorisation for expenditure

 

Article 28 - Approriations for unforeseeable expenditure

 

Article 29 - Accounting period

 

Article 30 - Preparation of the budget

 

Article 31 - Provisional budget

 

Article 32 - Auditing of accounts

 

Article 33 - Financial Regulations

 

 

Chapter IV. - Procedural provisions

 

Article 34 - Secrecy of deliberations

 

Article 35 - Decisions

 

Article 36 - Dissenting opinions

 

Article 37 - Decision by default

 

Article 38 - Questions referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union