Alexander Ramsay, Chairman of the UPC Preparatory Committee is of the view that the London question will not delay the start of the UPC.
He said “The UPC clearly will have no presence in the UK and the reference to London is obsolete. Existing seats of the central division can deal with the cases until the state parties have decided how to progress. Whether there will be a third division and where it should be is for the member states to negotiate.”.
Prior to Brexit, London was to be the seat for chemistry, metallurgy and human necessities (including pharmaceuticals) cases handled by the Central Division of the UPC.
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