Unitary Patent Court (UPC) expected to start operations in early 2023

The preparations of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) are proceeding. The Court is expected to start its operations in early 2023.

Read more about how the preparations are proceeding on the UPC website.

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In the future, the Unified Patent Court will litigate disputes over unitary patents (UP) and classical European patents which are currently dealt with in national courts. The operation of the Court is essential for introducing the unitary patent system.

Germany must still ratify the UPC Agreement before the unitary patent system and the Unified Patent Court can start.

The unitary patent system will start at the same time with the UPC.

Read more about the unitary patent system and its effects in our announcement:

More information about the unitary patent and the UPC on our website:

For further details, please contact:
Patent Advisory Service
Tel. +358 29 509 5858
Mon–Fri 9–15

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Latest update 21.07.2022