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The Unified Patent Court (UPC) and Unitary Patents (UP) will come into effect from 1 April 2023. EIP Amar is here to get you up to speed with everything you need to know to be prepared for UPC and UP.

What is the Unitary Patent, and how do I get one?

The Unitary Patent will be a single patent right, obtained via the European Patent Office, covering all EU Member States which have ratified the agreement at the patent grant date. (As of June 2022, the participating countries are Belgium, Bulgaria, De...

What is the Unified Patent Court?

The Unified Patent Court (“UPC”) is a new pan-European court expected to open for business some time after October 2022. It will adjudicate disputes relating to the new Unitary Patents and also to existing and future European patents (unles...

What languages does the UPC use?

Central Division Proceedings at the central division will be in the language in which the patent was granted. Local/Regional Divisions Proceedings at the local/regional divisions will be in either: An official language of the Member State in which th...

Member States participating in UPC

Member States of the EU that have already ratified the UPC Agreement (or in the case of Germany has indicated it will do so) and so will take part in the UPC as soon as it commences are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, G...

Unitary Patent as an object of property

A registered intellectual property right such as a patent is normally considered a property right of the country in which it has effect. Rules relating to the patent as an object of property, for example what is required to legally assign the right, ar...

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