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February 8, 2018: UK now in a „position to ratify the UPC Agreement“

On 8 February 2018 the Privy Council approved the Unified Patent Court (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2018. This means the UK is now “in a...


The consequences of Brexit on your IP Portfolio

1. The effects on Trade Marks: As a first matter, Brexit will have no effect on national GB trade marks nor on International trade marks which...[more]


July 13, 2017: EU reviewing whether UPC can stay in London

Brussels is looking into the possibility that the London division of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) might have to be relocated in light of Brexit....[more]


BGH confirms compulsory licence for AIDS drug

HIV patients can breathe a sigh of relief, but the patentee is not being left out in the cold. [more]


June 13, 2017: German Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) stops German ratification of the Agreement on the Unified Patent Court (UPCA)

As reported by FAZ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), the German Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) has requested the German President...[more]


March 31, 2017: Agreement on the Unified Patent Court (UPCA) passes German „Bundesrat“ (Federal Council of Germany)

The Agreement on the Unified Patent Court (UPCA) has passed the German „Bundesrat“  (Federal Council of Germany). The remaining hurdles for...[more]


February 10, 2017: Itally ratifies Agreement on the Unified Patent Court (UPCA)

Now it is a dozen. Italy - hesitant at the beginning -  ratifies the UPC Agreement. This is the final step of  IP heavy weight Italy in...[more]


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