UPC is starting on June 1, 2023

by Grünecker | 13. March 2023 | News

After Germany has ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA), the UPC court will now come into effect from June 1, 2023.

From this date, it will be possible to obtain Unitary Patents (European patent with Unitary effect), initiate infringement law suits and invalidation procedures before the UPC.

If the UPC is not of interest, then until May 31, 2023 opt-outs from the UPC (for any granted EP patents and published patent applications) may be filed (during the so-called Sunrise period) even before the new system has started. Opt-outs may be filed also after June 1, 2023 for the next 7 years provided that in the meantime the EP patent was not involved in an UPC procedure.

For further information, please visit UPC-Hub or contact us.

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