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The European Court of Justice Dismisses Actions Against the Single European Patent

The European Court of Justice Dismisses Actions Against the Single European Patent

In 2011, the European Council authorized enhanced cooperation between member states in a view of creating a single European Patent. Spain and Italy refused to participate and requested the Court of Justice to annul the Council’s decision. The ECJ has dismissed their request noting, that the EU is authorized to create European-wide intellectual property rights and that the Council is fully competent to authorize enhanced cooperation in the area of patent law.

Tiffany Mahmood

Tiffany Mahmood is a second year student at Fordham University School of Law and the incoming Editor-in-Chief for Volume 24 of the IPLJ. Originally from London, England, Tiffany studied to become a wig-wearing British Barrister before moving to the United States. She is a Senior Conference Fellow at the Fordham IP Institute, assisting in organizing the annual Fordham Intellectual Property Conference, and plans to pursue a career in Patent law in the U.S.