Advantages Of Registering A Unitary European Patent

Law360, New York (February 6, 2013, 12:18 PM EST) -- The regulation on the unitary patent implementing a single regime in 25 member states was adopted in December 2012 and will enter into force on Jan. 1, 2014. This is the result of nearly 30 years of negotiations in view of creating a unitary European patent system.

Enhanced Cooperation

Although it is largely agreed that the lack of a unitary patent resulted in important disadvantages in competitive terms for the European economy, the European Union had never managed to obtain the unanimous agreement of its member...
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