In Europe, there are two patent systems available to applicants: the Unitary Patent System and the European Patent Validation. Both systems allow applicants, stand-alone or in combination, to simplify the filing of their patents in the chosen member states of the European Union or the European Patent Convention.GET IN TOUCH
With the Unitary patent system coming into force on June 1, 2023 all European patents and applications in the participating EU member states will automatically come under the jurisdiction of the Unified Patent Court.
Patent owners who wish to keep their European patents in the jurisdiction of the respective national courts have been given a transitional period of at least seven years by the EPO during which they can opt-out their patents from the UPC.
SHIP offers streamlined, cost-effective and secure UPC opt-out services for all portfolio sizes covering ownership audits and filings among others.
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