Article 71

Legal aid

Agreement On A Unified Patent Court

Part 3 – Organisation and Procedural Provisions

Chapter 4 – Powers Of The Court

Article 71 – Legal aid
  1. A party who is a natural person and who is unable to meet the costs of the proceedings, either wholly or in part, may at any time apply for legal aid. The conditions for granting of legal aid shall be laid down in the Rules of Procedure.
  2. The Court shall decide whether legal aid should be granted in full or in part, or whether it should be refused, in accordance with the Rules of Procedure.
  3. On a proposal from the Court, the Administrative Committee shall set the level of legal aid and the rules on bearing the costs thereof.

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