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UPC: Background & Overview

After two unsuccessful attempts to create a “Community Patent” in 1973 and 1989, the European Commission finally tabled the unitary patent proposal in 2011. (See European Parliament website for more information).

The system was supposed to be operational during the first semester of 2017, but due to the importance of the UK in the system, the “Brexit” referendum in June 2016 delayed its entry into force. Stakeholders now wish that it takes place before the end of 2017.  

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Rules relating to Fees for Unitary Patent Protection

Rules relating to Fees for Unitary Patent Protection

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Rules relating to Unitary Patent Protection

Rules relating to Unitary Patent Protection

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Commission Decision (EU) 2015/1753

COMMISSION DECISION (EU) 2015/1753 of 30 September 2015: Confirms the participation of Italy in enhanced cooperation in the area of the creation of unitary patent protection

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Regulation 1257/2012

Regulation 1257/2012: Creation of unitary patent

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