Unified Patent Court - Bristows

Should the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and unitary patent system go ahead, it would represent the most important change ever seen in the European patent landscape. At Bristows, we have been closely involved in the project since its inception, gaining insights from participation in groups advising and lobbying on the issue, and advising clients on how to prepare for the new regime. We have followed developments and provided updates and commentary on this site for a number of years.

The UPC is now facing new challenges and many questions remain about how and when the system will get started. As we continue to follow events as they unfold, we anticipate that we will be updating much of the content on these pages to reflect the next stage of the project.

For now, we will continue to provide the most up-to-date news and insights and we thank you for reading.

Latest news

German parliament refers UPC bill to committees for consideration

12 October 2020

Gregory Bacon

The Bundestag has reported here on its first reading on Thursday, 8th October of the draft legislation required for Germany to ratify the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement and the...

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German draft UPC legislation progresses through parliament

01 October 2020

Gregory Bacon

The Bundesrat has published minutes of its meeting on 18 September 2020, reporting that there were no objections to the draft legislation required for Germany to ratify the Unified Patent...

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