The Unified Patent Court (UPC) will now open its doors on 1st June 2023, as the German government completed its ratification process on 17th February 2023. The sunrise period for filing opt out requests started on March 1st 2023, giving patentees the opportunity to complete their opt outs before the end of May.
With the new court and new patent both arriving in a matter of months, it is now time to prioritise preparation for this new system. We look forward to offering clients the chance both to enforce their patents or defend their innovative products across Europe using the UPC, and to protect their inventions with Unitary Patents (UPs).
Our mixed teams of Carpmaels patent attorneys and litigators will be able to act for clients in the EPO, UPC, and national courts (including the UK), giving our clients a real edge in pan-European actions. We are unique in our ability to offer a truly integrated service, managing our clients’ intellectual property from inception to litigation, making us perfectly positioned to best represent our clients in the UPC.
Our team is ideally placed to assist you with preparations for the coming changes.
The combined skills of our patent litigators and attorneys means that we can offer advice relating to all aspects of the new system. For those that do wish to use the UPC, the expertise of our European patent advocates, with rights of representation before this new court, will be indispensable for litigants who desire to have the best technical and legal advisors in the courtroom.
If you wish to discuss aspects of the Unitary Patent or Unified Patent Court with us, please get in touch with your usual Carpmaels contact, or contact Agathe Michel-de Cazotte or David Holland.