Unified Patent Court
A single patent court for Member States of the European Union
The Unified Patent Court (UPC) is a Court, comprising judges from all participating Member States of the European Union. It is set up to decide in particular on the infringement and validity of both Unitary Patents and classic European Patents. The UPC is a Court common to currently seventeen EU Member States for which the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPCA) will enter into force on 1 June 2023.
* UPCA stands for "Agreement on a Unified Patent Court"
The option to file an Application to opt-out is now available via the Court’s Case Management System.
If you file an Application to opt-out, the UPC will have no jurisdiction over the opted-out European patent application, European patent or supplementary protection certificate pertaining to a European patent.
Register as a Representative before the UPC via the Court’s Case Management System.
If you have questions about the new system for the protection of patents in Europe and the Unified Patent Court, please visit the FAQ page.
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