Tag: UPC

Was this the last hurdle for German UPCA Ratification?

At the end of 2020, German ratification of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPCA) looked promising as

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All eyes on Germany as UPC is resuscitated at Bundestag and Bundesrat

German ratification of the UPCA is one of the last hurdles for the Unitary Patent system. The system has

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German Court finds Unified Patent Court legislation unconstitutional

Today, the court tasked with upholding Germany’s constitution, the Bundesverfassungsgericht, has issued its long-awaited decision on a complaint against

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UK is out of the Unified Patent Court

The United Kingdom’s government has confirmed to industry publication IAM-Media that the country will not be a member of

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German decision on UPC expected in early 2020

In an interview with IP industry publication Managing IP, Justice Huber of the German Federal Constitutional Court stated that

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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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