Tag: UPC

Brexit may stall Germany’s ratification of the UPCA

The German Justice Ministry expressed earlier this month that the government will not ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement

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A closer look at the countries that have ratified the UPC

Considering that the UK now has ratified the UPC agreement, the entry into force of the system seems imminent

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Good and less good news for British IP professionals

For some British IP professionals all is about to change with regards to European intellectual property practice – but

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Fourteen countries have now ratified the UPC

Despite the uncertain situation in the UK and Germany, other EU member states seem to continue to ratify the

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Soft Brexit provides for creation of comparable UK trademarks and designs

The consequences of Brexit are becoming clearer and clearer (sort of)

Naturally, there are still many “ifs and buts”. We still don’t have any idea as to how hard or

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Final meeting of the Preparatory Committee signals pending start of UPC

On 15 March 2017, the UPC Preparatory Committee hopefully met for the last time before the start of the

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New UK intellectual property minister reaffirms UK commitment to the Unified Patent Court

There is a new sheriff in town. Jo Jonson takes over from Baroness Neville Rolfe as UK Intellectual Property

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UK inches towards UPC ratification

There was a sigh of relief at the end of November when the UK announced that it would proceed

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Cautious optimism regarding 2017 UPC implementation

During the meeting of the EU Competitiveness Council on 28 November 2016 in Brussels, the UK Minister of State

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Prepare your strategy for the Unitary Patent and the UPC – (Part III)

Strategies for pending patent applications and important aspects of the opt out procedure When preparing for the entry into

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