Unitary patent, what it is and why it is so profitable

The Unitary Patent will provide uniform protection in all EU Member States joining the EU Patent Package (Italy, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Malta, Cyprus, Greece, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Portugal, Austria, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Ireland) and entails the birth of a new centralized judicial system: the Unified Patent Court (UPC ).

For all the companies, the advantages mainly consist in a significant reduction in terms of costs and in an easier procedure: indeed, by paying a single renewal fee, it will be possible to obtain patent protection simultaneously in all the EU Countries participating in the initiative (17 Until today).

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Unitary Patent and UPC

Everything you need to know about this new IP right: what is going to change compared to the 'standard' European Patent, the date of entry into force and why it suits companies.

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FAQ

Our first answer to companies' doubts and questions on the Unitary Patent: where to apply for it? What are the real costs? What are the requirements?

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