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17 February 2023

The Unified patent court and unitary patent – An introduction

The Unified Patent Court and unitary patent are now set to become a reality on 1 June 2023.
17 February 2023


For information on the impact of the UP and the UPC on the management of patent applications, patent portfolios in general and licensing see our two part series of feature articles in PLC Magazine:
17 February 2023

How to get a Unitary Patent

Also termed the European patent with unitary effect, the unitary patent (UP) is a single patent right covering all the states that have taken part in the enhanced cooperation procedure to create the right and fully ratified the UPC Agreement (UPCA). UPs will become available once the UPC is...
17 February 2023

The Australian Government passes Secure Jobs, Better Pay Act 2022: What it means for your business

On 2 December 2022, the landmark Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Bill 2022 (Bill) passed both houses of Parliament. On 6 December 2022, the Bill received royal assent and became the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Act 2022 (Act).
17 February 2023

UPC: Jurisdiction and opt-out

When the Unified Patent Court (UPC) comes into effect, and after the transitional period (of at least 7 years), as well as having exclusive jurisdiction over unitary patents, the UPC will have exclusive jurisdiction over all EPs designated to UPC participating EU Member States (unless these EPs...
16 February 2023

Australian Privacy Act Review Report released

The report is long-awaited, and the reforms it canvasses are increasingly critical to the way businesses run and operate in a digital economy. We have seen evidence of this in Australia with large scale cyber-attacks affecting personal information held by businesses and government.
14 February 2023

ESG Regulatory Timeline and Developments Tracker

Horizon Scanning: ESG Regulation – UK and EU Developments
13 February 2023

What’s in a term sheet? Understanding the key commercial agreement that sets up your capital raise

Knowing market practice and key documentation will strengthen your business and relationship with investors
10 February 2023

Public M&A UK - The podcast series

Our corporate team assesses the key trends and developments in the UK's fast-moving deal scene.
10 February 2023

Legal 500 Comparative Guide for Project Finance in India

India's clean energy transition is rapidly underway. There has been a huge increase in renewable energy projects in India and project financing deals from both domestic and international markets.
10 February 2023

Landmark trade mark/NFT decision in favour of IP owners

The Manhattan federal jury's decision suggests registered brands can be protected against NFT infringements
09 February 2023

Insurance & Professional Risks Annual Review of 2022

UK Insurance & Professional Risks Annual Review 2022 published
08 February 2023

Investigate: a 360° view of investigations

Join experts from around our global network as we explore the key issues arising in internal and external investigations.
07 February 2023

China Disputes predictions: Year of the Rabbit

Hear from our expert Greater China Disputes team on what opportunities, risks and potential rewards companies stand to face as we transition into the Year of The Rabbit.
07 February 2023

First steps – Spanish Government unveils comprehensive class action bill

New law will build on EU directive aimed at protecting consumers and marks a significant change in Spain's support for group actions