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UPC and Germany: Status update – Constitutional complaint, ratification timeline and more

Background The constitutional complaint against the UPC ratification that was lodged with the Federal Constitutional Court in Germany earlier this year has received a lot of attention over the past few months as it could have the potential to considerably delay the entry into force of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPCA). Pursuant

Global IP Outlook publication – Two steps forward and a look back

Shifts in the global political landscape; developments in intellectual property and technology law; and the emergence of disruptive technologies. Businesses need to adapt and stay ahead of the curve to protect, enforce and manage their IP. In this publication, our global Intellectual Property Team provides an overview of the key trends that shaped our work

Proposed timeline for the UPC from the Preparatory Committee

After the British government gave the go-ahead for the UPC system to enter into force in November 2016 by announcing that – despite Brexit – they intend to ratify the Agreement on the Unified Patent Court (UPCA), the Preparatory Committee has again resumed its work. The Preparatory Committee announced this week a preliminary timeline for the entry into force of the new

UK green lights ratification of Unified Patent Court Agreement

Today, at the meeting of the EU Competitiveness Council the UK Government confirmed that it is proceeding with preparations to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA). This is part of the process needed to realise the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court. An official press release from the UK IPO notes that “Following the

UPC – Brexit update – Judicial recruitment postponed and Luxembourg representative to take over IT Working Group

Despite the UK’s Brexit vote in June, the preparations for the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court had, until now, been continuing largely as planned. The Preparatory Committee released an update on the preparations following the 18th meeting in Paris last week.  The Committee used this meeting as an opportunity to discuss the road

UK: Labour Party asks Theresa May questions about the future of the UPC

Labour has challenged the Government to answer 170 in-depth questions on the detail of its Brexit plan. The letter sent on 12 October to the ‘Brexit’ Secretary (the Conservative Party’s David Davis) from the Labour Party’s shadow Foreign Secretary (Emily Thornberry) and shadow ‘Brexit’ Secretary (Sir Keir Starmer), requests answers to 170 key questions on