Article 2

For the purposes of this Agreement:

a) “Court” means the Unified Patent Court created by this Agreement.

b) “Member State” means a Member State of the European Union.

c) “Contracting Member State” means a Member State party to this Agreement.

d) “EPC” means the Convention on the Grant of European Patents of 5 October 1973, including any subsequent amendments.

e) “European patent” means a patent granted under the provisions of the EPC, which does not benefit from unitary effect by virtue of Regulation (EU) No 1257/2012.

f) “European patent with unitary effect” means a patent granted under the provisions of the EPC which benefits from unitary effect by virtue of Regulation (EU) No 1257/2012.

g) “Patent” means a European patent and/or a European patent with unitary effect.

h) “Supplementary protection certificate” means a supplementary protection certificate granted under Regulation (EC) No 469/2009 (3) or under Regulation (EC) No 1610/96(4).

i) “Statute” means the Statute of the Court as set out in Annex I, which shall be an integral part of this Agreement.

j) “Rules of Procedure” means the Rules of Procedure of the Court, as established in accordance with Article 41.

 

[3] Regulation (EC) No 469/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 May 2009 concerning the supplementary protection certificate for medicinal products, (OJEU L 152, 16.6.2009, p.1) including any subsequent amendments.

[4] Regulation (EC) No 1610/96 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 1996 concerning the creation of a supplementary certificate for plant protection products, (OJEC L 198, 8.8.1996, p.30) including any subsequent amendments.