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Brexit Update - the UK to ratify the UPCA

Brexit Update - the UK to ratify the UPCA

28/11/16

Following the meeting of the EU Competitiveness Council referred to in our news item of last Friday, the UK Government has confirmed that it is preparing to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement. This is apparently a reflection of the Government’s desire to play a full and effective role in the EU for as long as the UK remains a member.  

Following today’s announcement, the UK will continue with preparations for ratification over the coming months and will be working with the Preparatory Committee to bring the UPC into operation as soon as possible - and of course with London currently hosting one of the branches of the Central Division of the Court.