UK continues to participate in UPC meetings


The UK government’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has today published a guide: ‘IP and BREXIT: The facts’ in which it states ‘The UK remains a Contracting Member State of the Unified Patent Court at present. We will continue to attend and participate in UPC meetings in that capacity. There will be no immediate changes.’   (The UPC Preparatory Committee, in which all UPC Contracting Member States are represented, is continuing work on the technical implementation of the UPC and the next meeting is scheduled for early October.  For more on the effect on the UPC of the UK’s EU referendum decision, see Brexit Q&A.)

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