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The Unified Patent Court

Signalling the most radical change in European patent practice in over 40 years, the European Union's "unitary patent package" legislation will create a new unitary patent right and unified patent court system across Europe.

With our first-class patent litigation team having specialists in all three seats of the Central Division, as well as specialists based in Luxembourg, Allen & Overy is one of few leading international law firms equipped to advise applicants and litigants on navigating the new system.

To guide you in this process, click on the tabs above for more information on how the new regime will impact your patent litigation and business strategy.

For more information please contact: Geert Glas (Brussels), Laëtitia Bénard (Paris), Joachim Feldges (Munich), Mark Ridgway (London).

Introduction to the UPC

Introduction to the UPC

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Where are we now?

Where are we now?

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News and insights

News and insights

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Resources

Resources

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Organisations

Organisations

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FAQs and glossary

FAQs and glossary

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Key contacts

Key contacts

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News & insights

Publications: 23 FEBRUARY 2018

UK in a position to ratify the UPC Agreement

​With the passing by the Privy Council on 8 February 2018 of the Unified Patent Court (Privileges and Immunities) Order 2018 the UK has completed all of the necessary legislative steps to enable it to ratify the UPC Agreement.

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Intellectual Property brochure

Intellectual property brochure

Allen & Overy is one of the few major global law firms with a full-service, cross-border intellectual property capability.

We have steadily grown our IP practice over the past ten years, understanding that globalisation and rapid advances in technology have brought new opportunities and threats to the world’s leading businesses.