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The 18th draft of the UPC Rules of Procedure
The 18th draft of the UPC Rules of Procedure - 12.08.15

The 18th draft of the UPC Rules of Procedure were presented to the 10th meeting of the Preparat...

UPC London location announced
UPC London location announced - 12.08.15

Yesterday, 11 August 2015, the Minister for the Intellectual Property Office, Baroness Neville-...

Merseyside Innovation Awards Final
Merseyside Innovation Awards Final - 13.07.15

Jo Meredith, Graeme Murray and Lewis Mulholland were part of the WP Thompson team at the Final ...

Changes to BVI Trade Mark Law
Changes to BVI Trade Mark Law - 07.07.15

Trade mark law in the British Virgin Islands will change on 1st September 2015, when the Trade ...

Virtual Patent Marking
Virtual Patent Marking - 02.07.15

The UK Patents Act provides that there will be no award of patent damages or an account of prof...

Unitary Patent Renewal Fees Fixed (at least for the next 4 years)
Unitary Patent Renewal Fees Fixed (at least for the next 4 years) - 26.06.15

On 24 June 2015 the Select Committee of the Administrative Council of the EPO endorsed the TRUE...

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Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court

With political agreement on the EU unitary patent and unified patent court having been reached WP Thompson have formed a “unitary patent task force” to consider in detail the implications of the new regime for our clients and provide assistance in devising suitable strategies to make the most of it. We will be issuing a series of notes on particular aspects of the new regime, how it may affect clients and what steps may be taken to minimise any adverse consequences and maximise opportunities of the new regime. If you have any questions concerning the EU unitary patent and unified patent court please contact unitarypatent@wpt.co.uk.