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UK and the UPC system: the state of play

Kingsley Egbuonu, London


The UK has made remarkable progress towards ratifying the UPC Agreement but there will be difficult negotiations to remain in the UPC and unitary patent system post-Brexit. In the first of a two-part article, Kingsley Egbuonu spoke to Alan Johnson of Bristows about UK’s preparations, post-Brexit participation and the impact of being outside the system

The UK government has defied rumours and is on course to ratify - despite its stance on the CJEU. Last month the government deposited its legal instrument of acceptance to be bound by the Protocol to the UPCA. In the...


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