The Unified Patent Court - Key documents & legislation

22 April 2016

The Unified Patent Court (UPC) is established by an international agreement between states which are both members of the EU and contracting states to the European Patent Convention (EPC). The Unitary Patent (UP) is an instrument of EU law, but certain administrative tasks are entrusted to the European Patent Organisation (EPO). The key documents and legislation are set out below.

The Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPCA)

Rules of Procedure

European Legislation (Unitary Patent)

For further information on the UPC or advice and guidance as to how to prepare for it coming into force in 2017, please speak to Nick Cunningham, Michael Carter or another member of our patent team.


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