Cost of UPC Actions

The fees for actions have been set and include fixed and value-based fees. There is also a scale for recovery of costs based on the value of the action. On that basis, litigating in the UPC may well cost less than litigating a European patent across a number of national courts. UPC proceedings may also result in an essentially pan-EU wide injunction or the revocation of a patent throughout most of the significant markets in Europe, which means that overall, the procedure is likely to be cost effective.

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