Camille Pecnard participated in a round table on the unitary patent and the JUB for the Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires (LJA) which resulted in an article in their magazine.
From 1 January 2023, the period for early uptake of the Unitary Patent begins and related official forms are available on the EPO website. The Unitary Patent system is expected to enter into force on 1 June 2023, when the Unified Patent Court (UPC) should also come into operation, heralding a new era for patent protection in Europe.
Camille Pecnard and Damien Colombié co-authored an article on the UPC and the unitary patent published this week in the Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires (LJA).
They discuss the impacts on IP rights and the points to identify in order to anticipate the strategy to adopt.
To read the full article from the Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires, click here.
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The Sunrise Period of the Unified Patent Jurisdiction was supposed to start on 1 January 2023, with a goal of the jurisdiction becoming operational on 1 April 2023.
In a press release dated 5 December 2022, the Court states that this timetable is postponed by two months. The Sunrise Period will therefore start on 1 March 2023, with the aim of the Court coming into force on 1 June 2023.