SONN Patentanwälte – IP Attorneys

Launch of Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court delayed

The roadmap published by the Unified Patent Court (UPC) for the entry into force of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPCA) has been delayed. According to a new announcement, the start date will be postponed from 1 April 2023 to 1 June 2023, with the additional time needed for preparations related to authentication for the court's Case Management System.

Under the new schedule, the three-month sunrise period will begin on 1 March 2023. From 1 June 2023, it should be possible to obtain European patents with unitary effect ("Unitary Patents") and to bring actions before the UPC.

SONN not only supports you in obtaining unitary patents, but also will represent you from Day 1 in infringement and nullity proceedings before the EPC. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the SONN team.