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Article 71a

Article 71a

  1. For the purposes of this Regulation, a court common to several Member States as specified in paragraph 2 (a common court) shall be deemed to be a court of a Member State when, pursuant to the instrument establishing it, such a common court exercises jurisdiction in matters falling within the scope of this Regulation.
  2. For the purposes of this Regulation, each of the following courts shall be a common court:
    1. the Unified Patent Court established by the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court signed on 19 February 2013 (the UPC Agreement); and
    2. the Benelux Court of Justice established by the Treaty of 31 March 1965 concerning the establishment and statute of a Benelux Court of Justice (the Benelux Court of Justice Treaty).