Breaking News: UPC Countdown Begins


The UPC website has reported that Germany has deposited its ratification of the UPC Agreement, starting the formal countdown process to the initiation of the sunrise period on 1 March (for opting out patents from the new system and lodging representatives’ credentials with the new Court’s registry) and the opening of the Court itself for business on 1 June. The accompanying unitary patent system will therefore also come into effect on 1 June.

UPC press release here.

German Federal Ministry of Justice press release here. (In German)

Myles Jelf


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