IP Federation position statement on the Unified Patent Court

23 December 2020

The IP Federation has issued its position statement on the Unified Patent Court (UPC).

The IP Federation has consistently supported a Unified Patent Court (UPC) established by an agreement of which the UK was a member. We have also made clear that in our view the system is significantly devalued with the UK not participating. Whilst it ap­pears there are prospects for the UPC to come into force despite the UK’s withdrawal, there are many open questions which bear on whether, when, and in what form that might happen. The IP Federa­tion would like to see these resolved in the near future. In view of the degree of uncertainty presently surrounding the project, the IP Federation is awaiting further developments with interest and looks forward to commenting in more detail when the final form of the project is clear.

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