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It's official - the sunrise period has started and the UPC WILL be opening on 1 June 2023

The biggest change to the European patent system in more than 40 years is about to take place: the introduction of the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court.

If you have existing European patents and applications, or are considering applying for a European patent, you will need to understand the implications of this new system. There are also decisions and actions you need to take before the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court come into force.

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The UPC: the 5 Ws (and an H): Mark Bell, Partner at Dehns, provides a thorough breakdown of the UPC answering what; why; when; where; who and how?

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