UK's UPC ratification is good news all round

28 November 2016

Commenting on news that the UK has agreed to ratify the Unified Patent Court, Nick McDonald, partner at leading patent and trade mark attorneys, Potter Clarkson, said:

“This significant announcement means the chances of the UPC coming into force in 2017 are materially increased, and that will have a significant (and potentially fairly immediate) impact on patentees, who will now need to seriously consider whether to opt in or out of the new court when it comes into being. It also means that the UK is likely to be part of the UPC when it does come into force. This has to be a good thing, both for the UK IP profession and for the future success of the Court itself."

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