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Brexit & the UP & UPC

Following the Brexit vote, the UK Government has, on 28 November 2016, nonetheless confirmed it will proceed with preparations to ratify the Unified Patent Court. Preparations for UK ratification of the UPC Agreement will continue over the coming months.

This announcement raises a number of questions about the unitary patent and Unified Patent Court in the light of Brexit. You can read our Brexit-related UP & UPC frequently asked questions here:

If you would like to discuss filing strategies you should have in place in preparation for the UPC, please do get in touch. You can contact our team of UP & UPC specialists at

Contact us with your 'Brexit' questions or concerns

Please do get in touch with any questions or concerns regarding IP and Brexit, either by contacting your usual D Young & Co patent attorney or solicitor, or by emailing us at

Further information about the UP & UPC

UP & UPC transactional issues

Transactional issues arising from the UP & UPC. Registration now open: webinar 28 March 2017. 

UP & UPC news and articles

UP & UPC news and articles



Contact us about the UP & UPC

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