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The UPC and Unitary Patent: the final countdown

David Rose, European head of IP, and counsel Nina O'Sullivan comment on the state of play of the UPC agreement in an article for IP Magazine.

Finland ratifies the UPC

Finland has become the ninth Member State to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement.

Proposed changes to UK patent law to comply with UPC regime

The UK Government has issued proposals to change UK patent law & practice to comply with the UPC and Unitary Patent

Unitary Patent: Agreement reached on ‘distribution key'

Member states have agreed the distribution of renewal fees for the Unitary Patent.

The UPC and Unitary Patent: How close are we to implementation?

With the UPC expected to be in operation from early 2017, what are the key outstanding issues?

A Unitary SPC… and a recalibration?

The Commission confirms it is considering introduction of a Unitary SPC and consider recalibration of the SPC regime.

UK Government consults again on copyright term for industrially produced artistic works

UK Government issues fresh consultation on timing of repeal of section 52 of the Copyright, Designs & Patents Act 1988.

UPC Preparatory Committee finalises Rules of Procedure

The UPC Preparatory Committee has confirmed that the 18th draft of the Rules of Procedure have been adopted as the agreed text.

02 November 2015

Italy joins the Unitary Patent

European Commission announces that Italy has become the 26th member state participating in the enhanced co-operation on unitary patent protection.

30 September 2015