Proposal for a Council Regulation on the European Union patent (Text with EEA relevance)

The Proposal for a Regulation on the EU patent is part of a comprehensive patent reform, which also involves changes to the EPC and the establishment of a unified patent litigation system based upon an international agreement to be concluded between the EU, its Member States and certain other Contracting Parties to the EPC, ratified in accordance with the Member States' constitutional requirements. The accession of the EU to the EPC would enable it to be included in the system of law established by the EPC as a territory for which a unitary patent can be granted. The availability of a unitary title providing for equal protection throughout the entire territory of

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Document type: EU IP Law
Categories: Patent
Making body: Council of the European Union
Law Type: Proposal
Effective Start Date: 29 Nov 2009
Access available: Freely available
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