Unified Patent Court

An independent approach to the new court system

Bristows & the UPC

The UPC is open for business.

We have been an integral player from the start having helped develop the rules of procedure and been the leading commentator on the evolution of the court over the past 10+ years.

With a team that includes European qualified lawyers, we bring unrivalled experience of worldwide litigation as well as superb technical ability and commercial insight. We can also draw on deep technical expertise across key sectors. No-one else is currently better equipped to support you in approaching or participating in the UPC.


When did the UPC system start?

The start date was 1 June 2023, when both the Court opened and unitary patents could be granted by the EPO. However, before the start date, there were three transitional measures...

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