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Draft legislation for UK SPCs post-Brexit provides for revocation by UPC

United Kingdom, European Union - December 7 2018 A draft Statutory Instrument (SI), The Patents (Amendment)(EU Exit) Regulations 2018, has been laid before the UK Parliament. As the Explanatory...


Summary of IP provisions of EU Withdrawal Agreement

United Kingdom, European Union, Ireland - November 20 2018 The draft EU Withdrawal Agreement was published on 14 November 2018. As expected, a transition period lasting until at least 31 December 2020 will...

Emma Muncey, Simon Clark.


UPC Technical Notice published

United Kingdom, European Union - September 24 2018 Today the Government has published its Technical Notice on the UK’s future in relation to the unitary patent and UPC. As with all Technical Notices...


European Commission publishes research on ‘unitary SPCs’

United Kingdom, European Union - June 14 2018 Following the adoption of the Single Market Strategy in 2015, the European Commission has been reviewing the EU Supplementary Protection Certificate...


UK ratification of UPC formally recognised

United Kingdom, European Union - April 27 2018 Following yesterday’s significant announcement here that the UK has ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) and the Protocol on Privileges...