Answers to Some Common Questions

After many years of debate, negotiations and work, the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and the unitary patent system were finally launched on 1 June 2023. In this publication, we demystify confusing terminology and misconceptions by providing answers to common questions on the UPC and the unitary patent system.

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The Unified Patent Court (UPC) and the unitary patent system are expected to commence on 1 June 2023. Until early December 2022, the UPC was advocating 1 April 2023 as the date of entry into force of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPCA) with the Sunrise Period commencing on 1 January 2023. The two-month postponement has been implemented to allow users to prepare for “strong authentication” required to access the court’s Case Management System and to sign documents.  In this publication, we demystify confusing terminology and misconceptions by providing answers to common questions on the UPC and the unitary patent system.
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