Our UP/UPC services from 1 April 2023
Following the announcement of the expected implementation date of 1 April 2023, we are announcing our new UP/UPC services. We will be ready to assist with obtaining Unitary Patents at the EPO. We will also offer a full range of services before the UPC, including filing opt-outs for classical European patents from the jurisdiction of the UPC (as well as opt-ins), and UPC litigation services. When dealing with patent enforcement litigation, we already usually cooperate with litigators to build specialist litigation teams for the jurisdiction in question. We will be proceeding on the same basis for UPC infringement matters also. However, for UPC revocation actions we intend to handle such matters ourselves in the same way as for EPO oppositions (unless the matter is sufficiently complex that a specialist team is required).