Unified Patent Court confirmed for 1 June 2023 as Germany deposits ratification

Russell Thom

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Germany has today deposited its ratification of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement. This means that the UPC Agreement will enter into force on 1 June 2023.

The ‘sunrise period’, in which opt outs can be filed, will now commence on 1 March 2023.

Germany’s Federal Ministry of Justice has published an official press release to confirm this development.

To find out more about the UPC and unitary patents, visit our dedicated webpage.

If you have any questions at all about the UPC and what this means for your IP — or if you would like to opt out your portfolio — speak to your usual Murgitroyd advisor or our dedicated unitary patent team at unitarypatent@murgitroyd.com.

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