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UNITARY PATENT

In 2012 Member States and the European Parliament agreed on the "patent package" - a legislative initiative consisting of two...

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UK Government moves closer to Unified Patent Court ratification

On 14 December 2016, the UK government took another step towards ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement, by quietly signing the Protocol on Privileges and Immunities of the UPC.  This was signed by thirteen other EU states in June and July, but the UK held off after the Brexit referendum.

This move is being seen as a tangible indication that the UK government is not merely posturing in its announcement of intent to ratify the UPC Agreement while still a member of the EU and has led to speculation that the UK will ratify in March/April 2017 (perhaps in the wake of triggering Article 50 TFEU). 

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IP News - Special Edition

Read our IP News (Special Edition) to coincide with the launch of our new pan-European firm, Maucher Jenkins. This contains information on the new firm, together with topical articles written by our professionals, including potential implications of the Brexit referendum in the world of intellectual property.

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Unitary Patent

In 2012 Member States and the European Parliament agreed on the "patent package" - a legislative initiative consisting of two Regulations and an international Agreement, laying grounds for the creation of unitary patent protection...

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January 2017

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Make Your Mark Autumn 2016

Highlights this issue

  • Brexit – the implications for the UK and for Maucher Jenkins
  • Nikki keeps her Kule
  • McMuffin with your Maccoffee, sir?
  • Glaxo gets puffed out...
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