The Uncertain Future of the Proposed European Unitary Patent after “Brexit” Vote

The Uncertain Future of the Proposed European Unitary Patent after “Brexit” Vote

Jul 07, 2016

Client Alert

Brownstein Client Alert, July 7, 2016

The future of the proposed European Unified Patent Court and European Unitary Patent have been jeopardized by the Brexit vote because ratification of the proposal by the United Kingdom is expressly required before the proposed system can be implemented. However, despite uncertainty regarding the future of the proposed system, it is clear that patent filings and patent filing strategies in the European Patent Office (EPO) and the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office are currently unaffected by the Brexit vote.

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