Unified Patent Court
A single patent court for Member States of the European Union
Personal Data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ('data subject'); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
Data Controller means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.
Data Processor means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
Data Subject is the natural person whose Personal Data is processed by a Data Processor.
Recipient means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.
Pseudonymization is any processing of Personal Data such that it can no longer be attributed to a single Data Subject without the use of additional data.
For more details and/or for additional definitions in the context of Data Protection, please refer to Art. 4 EU GDPR
General Data Protection Regulation is the European standard in relation to data protection. The regulation aims to protect better your Personally Identifiable Information. The EU Regulation 2016/679 has entered into force in May 25, 2018 and is applicable to all commercial or public entities that hold or process individuals’ data within the EU, no matter of the geographical location of the entity.
As Data Controller, the Registrar of the Unified Patent Court, will control the processing of your information which will be stored in the Unified Patent Court IT systems.
With this document, the Data Controller wants to inform you about the principles according to which your Personal Data will be processed, considering that this processing will be characterized by appropriacy, licitness, transparency and protection of your privacy and your rights. This policy explains:
Please note that:
Any questions concerning this policy should be addressed to the e UPC’s Data Protection Officer at:
Unified Patent Court
1, Rue du Fort Thüngen
L-1499 - Luxemburg
We obtain information about you when you browse our website, register on one of our applications, or contact us using the contact form.
We collect data using two means: when browsing this website, by filling the contact form (https://www.unified-patent-court.org/contact).
Corporate website browsing
We collect data using cookies. A cookie is a small data file, which typically includes a unique identifier sent to a web browser from a visited website and stored on the user’s device. The pages and images, along with a cookie, are downloaded to the device.
This is a standard and common procedure as cookies enable website publishers to collect useful data in order to improve the efficiency and usability of the web site.
How to control and delete cookies
Please be aware that restricting cookies may affect the functionality of this website.
The cookies used by the UPC website
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The contact form
The form at www.unified-patent-court.org/contact collects the user’s name and email address, along with any other information included in the subject or message body.
The contact form is protected against automated submission by using a challenge mechanism.This type of service analyzes the traffic of this Application, potentially containing Users' Personal Data, with the purpose of filtering it from parts of traffic, messages and content that are recognized as SPAM.
The service we use for this is Google reCAPTCHA (Google Inc.)
Google reCAPTCHA is a SPAM protection service provided by Google Inc.
Personal Data processed: Cookies; Usage Data.
Submissions via the online form are emailed to email@example.com for evaluation by the secretariat and processing.
Once processed, the data included in the submission form might be retained no more than 10 years in our archives.
Your Personal Data will be shared with third parties who act as Data Processors listed hereunder:
The Data Processors and all the staff explicitly authorized by the Data Controller (Software Developers, Analysts and staff of the Court) are committed to an appropriate processing, ensuring that the rights of the Data Subject are safeguarded.
In compliance with the EU Regulation 2016/679, your Personal Data might be communicated out of the European Union. In particular:
The General Data Protection Regulation grants the following rights to natural persons (for more details and for the relevant preconditions, see Art. 13 to 22 EU GDPR):
You can exercise your rights by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your request will be processed within one month (may be extended by two further months where necessary, taking into account the complexity and number of the requests) if accepted or rejected should it be considered unfounded as per article 12(5) of the EU GDPR regulation (EU) 2016/679. In both cases, a notification will be sent to the requester.
The Data Controller reserves the right to modify, update, add or remove parts of this document at its own discretion and at any moment.
The Data Subjects are held to periodically check any possible modifications.
This Policy was last updated on March 1, 2023.
In accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data, the Supervisory Authority is the Commission Nationale pour la Protection des Données (https://cnpd.public.lu) which can be contacted at 1 Avenue du Rock'n'Roll, L-4361 Esch-sur-Alzette.
Should you have any inquiry about this policy, please contact our Data Protection Officer (DPO) at: