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The Unified Patent Court and the Unitary Patent

Navigating the new EU patent system


UK Government's Brexit White Paper highlights importance to the UK of the UPC and IP rights in general post-Brexit

Significantly, for those with interests in IP rights generally and the Unified Patent Court in particular, the UK Government's White Paper on Brexit makes encouraging noises about future recognition and security for IP in the UK and in the UK's relationship with the EU, including support for the Unified Patent Court and the UK's role within the new patent system. 

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The Unified Patent Court (UPC) and the Unitary Patent (UP)

Now the UK has ratified the UPC Agreement and more than 12 other Contracting states have also ratified, Germany's ratification is all that stands in the way of the UPC becoming a reality.

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