The Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court


01 March 2023

Een nieuw rechtssysteem voor Europese octrooien: op 1 maart gaat de zon op!

Misschien heeft u hier reeds over gehoord. Er is een nieuw gerechtshof dat binnenkort opent in Europa en dat erin gespecialiseerd zal zijn om geschillen over inbreuk op en geldigheid van octrooien sneller en kostenefficiënter te behandelen. Dit gerechtshof wordt het "Unified Patent Court", kortweg “UPC” genoemd, en zal in werking treden op 1 juni 2023.

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21 February 2023

Germany ratifies Agreement on a UPC

Last Friday, Germany has ratified the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court. This final step marks the successful completion of the necessary ratification procedures by the participating EU member states for the Unitary Patent Package to become effective for currently 17 states.

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05 December 2022

Breaking News: Two month delay for the Unified Patent Court

It was just announced that the start of the UPC sunrise period is postponed for two months. With this adjustment of the timeline, the start of the Sunrise Period is expected to go into effect on March 1, 2023 (instead of January 1, 2023 as initially foreseen).

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28 November 2022

WEBINAR: Getting ready for opt-outs!

De Clercq & Partners is delighted to invite you to join a free webinar on the topic of the Unitary Patent (UP) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC).

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16 November 2022

EPO transitional measures will start on January 1, 2023

We have recently reported that the European Patent Office (EPO) will be implementing two temporary measures with which applicants may (1) request a delay in the issuance of a European patent grant until the entry into force of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement...

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