Article 9

End of duties

Agreement On A Unified Patent Court

Annex I – Statute of the Unified Patent Court

Chapter 1 – Judges

Article 9 – End of duties
  1. Apart from replacement after expiry of a judge’s term pursuant to Article 4, or death, the duties of a judge shall end when that judge resigns.
  2. Where a judge resigns, the letter of resignation shall be addressed to the President of the Court of Appeal or, in the case of judges of the Court of First Instance, the President of the Court of First Instance for transmission to the Chairman of the Administrative Committee.
  3. Save where Article 10 applies, a judge shall continue to hold office until that judge’s successor takes up his or her duties.
  4. Any vacancy shall by filled by the appointment of a new judge for the remainder of his or her predecessor’s term.

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