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The Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court

The planned introduction of the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC) will represent the most significant change to patent law in Europe since the signing of the European Patent Convention in 1973, and possibly the most significant change to patent enforcement in Europe ever.

Keep visiting this hub for updates on progress towards introduction of the new system and advice on preparatory steps to be taken in advance.

Latest articles

Delaying European patent grant to enable applicants to obtain a unitary patent
POSTED 27 March 2017
What does the UK Government’s Brexit white paper tell us about the future of IP in the UK?
POSTED 2 February 2017
UK Government confirms ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement
POSTED 29 November 2016
Legal Opinion on the UK’s participation in the UPC after Brexit
POSTED 30 September 2016
Brexit: what now for the Unified Patent Court?
POSTED 17 August 2016
Action required before the UPC goes live
POSTED 1 June 2016

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