Category : Unified Patent Court (UPC)

Starting a litigation at the end of the sunrise period

Sunrise period - Lavoix's blog

The sunrise period, which precedes the start of the UPC by three months, will start on March 1st.

The sunrise period will be strategic in the preparation of your future litigation, whether it is an action for invalidity or an action for infringement, as a claimant or in defense.


Germany has deposited its ratification for the UPC Agreement

JUB - Blog Lavoix

Germany has ratified the UPC Agreement on February 17, 2023, see


Unitary patent and Unified Patent Court: organization and impacts on IP rights

Lavoix - Unitary Patent - Unified Patent Court

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.


When to file opt-out applications?

JUB - When to file opt-out applications ?

What does « opt-out » mean?
Opt-out is a request to withdraw a European patent or a published application from the jurisdiction of the Unified Patent Court (UPC).


Some criteria for choosing between unitary patent and national validations of the european patent

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.

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