EPO President Antonio Campinos welcomed the news and said: “Today`s approval of the Bundestag brings us closer to the much-anticipated implementation of the unitary patent package. Once this is done, European inventors will finally benefit from the unitary patent, which offers them unitary patent protection and, furthermore, a unified system of litigation in all participating EU Member States. This will make Europe even more attractive for innovation and investors – and will contribute to the economic recovery in the face of the COVID 19 crisis. 3. The Court may also order the seizure or delivery of products that may infringe a patent in order to prevent their entry into the commercial channels or their transfer. Where the applicant presents circumstances that could jeopardize the recovery of damages, the court may order the temporary seizure of the alleged offender`s property and property, including the blocking of the alleged offender`s bank accounts and other assets. The agreement enters into force for the first group of erifiers on the first day of the fourth month, after these three conditions are met:[2][11] The European patent which is not yet extinguished on the date of entry into force of this agreement or which was issued after that date, without prejudice to Article 83; and the use of the patented invention on board ships belonging to countries of the International Union for the Protection of Industrial Property (Paris Union) or members of the World Trade Organization, with the exception of the contracting Member States in which this patent has an effect, in the body of that ship, in machinery, equipment and other accessories, when these vessels enter, temporarily or accidentally, into the waters of a contracting Member State where this patent is valid, provided that the invention is used exclusively for the purposes of the ship; In May 2011, spain and Italy both lodged individual appeals before the European Court of Justice (C-274/11 and C-295/11). The application of enhanced cooperation is not appropriate and the trilingual language system (English, French, German) put in place for the unitary patent, which they consider discriminatory in relation to other EU languages, would not comply with EU treaties due to distortions of competition, which would lead to a misuse of the Council`s powers and the proper functioning of the internal market. [159] [160] On April 16, 2013, the ECJ dismissed both appeals. [159] [161] The UPC is a new international tribunal that must rule on the infringement and validity of “classic” European unitary and patents under the 19 February 2013 agreement on a unified patent court (UPC convention) (see JO L 347 of 31.12.2013, p. 1). 2013, 287).