UK government encouraged to proceed with Unitary Patent plan

01 June 2017

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and its EU counterpart Eurochambres have written a joint letter to the UK Business Secretary Greg Clark, encouraging the UK government to press on with the Unitary Patent plan so that it comes into fruition as soon as possible. The letter urges that the UPC plan be progressed, despite the results of the impending general election.

“Whether the UK is an EU member state or not and regardless of the terms agreed for future EU-UK relations, British businesses and the British economy can enjoy the benefits of a new, unified patent system. It is thus in the UK Government’s interests to be involved and engaged in the discussions and developments of this important new initiative,” said the letter to Mr Clark. 

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