The Unified Patent Court (UPC) opened on 1 June 2023 providing a single court for litigation of European patents across a large part of the European Union (EU). 1 June 2023 also signalled the start of the new European patent with unitary effect (Unitary Patent) – a single patent right covering multiple EU countries that falls under the exclusive jurisdiction of the UPC.

As a leading European IP firm with patent teams in Germany and the UK we have the expertise to provide the full range of services relating to European and Unitary Patents. We believe our UPC team is amongst the best and most knowledgeable in Europe and know we have the expertise to assist any client no matter what sector they operate in. Our carefully structured UPC team have followed the evolution of the Court and new legislation closely and they have been diligently helping clients navigate the changes. The team delivers pragmatic advice in the face of an evolving legal environment. It is this focus on practical outcomes that drives clients to choose us to help them with the UPC and UP.

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