Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court Hub

The Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court
A new system for litigating patents in Europe

The Unified Patent Court (UPC) is in the provisional application phase, and according to recently updated official guidelines, ratification by Germany can be expected in February 2023. Allowing for potential delays, the sunrise period is now expected to begin on March 1st, 2023, and consequently, the new court is expected to open its doors in June 2023.


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 UPs.

At Carpmaels & Ransford, we are unique in our ability to offer a truly integrated service, managing our clients’ intellectual property from inception to commercialisation, enforcement, litigation, and defence, making us perfectly positioned to guide our clients through the upcoming UPC system.


Need advice?

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 undoubted skills 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 on their side.

If you wish to discuss aspects of the Unitary Patent or Unified Patent Court with us, please contact Agathe Michel-de Cazotte or David Holland.