Posted: August 11th, 2016
The Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court System – Perspectives after the Brexit Referendum, by Tilman Müller-Stoy and Rudolf Teschemacher, Bardehle Pagenberg
Before the Brexit referendum, the public was warned that a Brexit would ruin the timeline for the Unitary Patent (UP) & Unified Patent Court (UPC) system due to come into force in early 2017. After the referendum, the responsible bodies for implementing the system, the Select Committee of the EPO and the Preparatory Committee of the UPC announced that they would continue and terminate their preparatory work as scheduled and some of those who had conceived and supported the project were eager to emphasize that the UK could ratify the Agreement on the Unified Patent Court (UPCA) as envisaged before the Brexit.
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