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Authors: Joanna Peak and Matthew Cornwell
27 April, 2018

On 26 April 2018, it was announced by the UK Minister for IP, Sam Gyimah, that the UK has taken the momentous action of ratifying the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA). For the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and Unitary Patent (UP) system to come into effect, ratification by Germany is still required. However, we are awaiting the outcome of a German Federal Constitutional Court challenge, which is currently delaying German ratification.

We will of course continue to keep you updated of progress towards implementation of the UPC.  In the meantime, for more information please see our in-depth overview.

 

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joanna peak

Joanna Peak
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matt cornwell

Matthew Cornwell
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