Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court
The Unitary Patent is a work that has been ongoing for decades and if finally becoming a reality, it will affect all IP owners.
Today there is no definite answer what will happen now that the UK has voted for Brexit. In theory it is possible that the UK could, while still an EU member, ratify the UPC and hence enable it to open in 2018.In addition the situation in Germany, where a constitutional complaint has been filed, may cause further delays to the process. We will continue to follow the development and keep you updated.
It is important to incorporate the new system into the existing IP strategy and to take different future scenarios into account. We at Awapatent are well up in the new system and follow the latest development carefully. Our patent attorneys and attorneys at law are able to support you in all matters related to the unitary patent and the Unified Patent Court. We will help you to map the alternatives and make the right strategic decisions.