SONN Patentanwälte – IP Attorneys

Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court to launch on 1 June 2023

After many delays, the launch date for the long-awaited European Unitary Patent system is finally set. According to a press release from the German Federal Ministry of Justice, Germany has ratified the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPCA) on 17 February 2023. This ratification triggers the entry into force of the UPCA on 1 June 2023. From that date, it will 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 UPC. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the SONN team.