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Unitary Patent and UPC: A progress report (September 2016)

Kingsley Egbuonu, London


EU Ministers reiterate support for the system; legal opinion on UK’s participation; The Netherlands ratifies UPC Agreement; legislative process for ratification underway in Italy; new Italian course added to list of UPC representation qualifications for European Patent Attorneys; official timetable for launch of UPC may be revised; Unitary Patent system ready and UPC preparations to continue

EU ministers offer support

UPCEU ministers convened in Brussels yesterday for the Competitiveness Council meeting. Among the issues on the agenda was an update on the preparations for the UPC and Unitary Patent system.

Ministers from Hungary, Romania, France, Belgium, Luxembourg,...


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