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UPC Update: Representation Rules Finalised

Apr 1, 2022

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    Michael Nielsen

    I work as a European & UK patent attorney at Berggren, helping clients to secure and protect the rights for their inventions across Europe. I enjoy taking the complicated field of European patent law and turning it into concrete, relevant advice for our clients and their businesses.

    The newly-formed Administrative Committee of the Unified Patent Court has adopted and now published the final version of the “Rules on the European Patent Litigation Certificate and other appropriate qualifications”, which sets out the requirements for European Patent Attorneys to be registered as representatives before the Unified Patent Court.

    As a full-service IP firm, with both lawyers and patent attorneys under one roof, Berggren is particularly well-placed to represent clients before the Unified Patent Court. We have more than 30 experienced lawyers and European Patent Attorneys who will be entitled to represent clients before the Unified Patent Court.

    The Unified Patent Court is a new European patent court that has exclusive jurisdiction over a new type of pan-European unitary patent as well as existing European patents granted by the European Patent Office. The UPC will provide a forum for central infringement and invalidity proceedings, the results of which will be directly enforceable across multiple EU countries. The court is expected to begin operating later this year or in early 2023.

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