UPC now open

It's official - the UPC is now open for business

The biggest change to the European patent system in more than 40 years has taken 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 now that the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court have come into force. During the sunrise period, Dehns opted out more than 2,000 patents from the UPC system, and Dehns has more than 50 UPC representatives.

The UPC and the Unitary Patent
The UPC: the 5 Ws (and an H): Mark Bell, Partner at Dehns provides a thorough breakdown of the UPC.

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