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The Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court: what you need to know

Our guide explains what you need to know about the UP and UPC and what owners of European patents need to consider before the new system comes into effect.

Provisional implementation of the UPC confirmed

On Friday, November 19th, Austria’s National Council unanimously approved the draft legislation of the Protocol on the Provisional Application (PPA) and on December 2nd, 2021 ...

Provisional Application Period (PAP) of the UPC has commenced

On Tuesday, 18 January, Austria deposited its instrument of ratification of the Protocol on Provisional Application of the UPC agreement. Accordingly, the Protocol on the Provisional Application (P...

Unified Patent Court expected “early 2023”

Preparations for the Unified Patent Court (UPC) are continuing with the latest prediction for its start date falling in the “last quarter of 2022 or early 2023”.  Although Alexander Ramsay, chairma...

Unified Patent Court earmarks 1 April 2023 start date

Preparations for the Unified Patent Court (UPC) are taking shape as the UPC Preparatory committee has indicated a target start date of 1 April 2023 for the new judicial system to be operational.   ...

UPC sunrise period postponed for two months

It was announced today that the timeline for the Unified Patent Court (UPC) has been adjusted and the ‘sunrise period’, which was due to start on 1 January 2023, has been postponed for two months. ...

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