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.

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Bill for Austria to ratify UPC Agreement’s PPA continues to progress in parliament

23 November 2021

Richard Pinckney

In its plenary session on Friday 19 November, Austria’s National Council unanimously approved the draft legislation enabling Austria to ratify the Protocol on the Provisional Application (PPA) of the Unified...

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Progress on Austria’s bill to ratify UPC Agreement’s Protocol on Provisional Application

04 November 2021

Myles Jelf

Draft legislation enabling Austria to ratify the Protocol on the Provisional Application (PPA) of the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) is currently passing through the parliamentary process. The National Council...

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