Links to essential documents on the UP & UPC

Please note, these links will take you to external sources.

Unified Patent Court Agreement (16351/12) 

Ratification progess of UPC Agreement

Regulation (EU) No 1257/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of the creation of unitary patent protection

Council regulation (EU) No 1260/2012 implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of the creation of unitary patent protection with regard to the applicable translation arrangements

European Patent with Unitary Effect and Unified Patent Court) Order 2016 which will give effect to European Union legislation in relation to the European patent with unitary effect and to the international agreement on the Unified Patent Court in the UK - adopted

Enhanced European Patent System - Document created by the UPC Select and Preparatory Committees

Guidelines for the determination of Court fees and the ceiling of recoverable costs - adopted

Draft proposal for rules on the European Patent Litigation Certificate and other appropriate qualifications - adopted

UPC Rules of Procedure - adopted

Protocol to the UPC Agreement  - adopted

Renewal Fees for the Unitary Patent - adopted