By the end of March 2019, United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union, but with four months to go until Brexit day, Intellectual Property matters seem to be far, far down the negotiation list. So, where does that leave us with the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPC)? Dr. Anthony Carlick, European Patent Attorney at Dennemeyer & Associates, tackles this complex subject and attempts to make some predictions.

The Agreement only needs ratification by Germany and Great Britain to come into effect. When it comes to the latter, no legal barriers are standing in the way, just some political will.

European Patent Attorney, Chartered Patent Attorney (UK) with a Ph.D. and a Master Degree in Physics, Dr. Anthony Carlick entered the IP profession in 2005. Before joining Dennemeyer & Associates, he worked for a top tier IP firm in the UK and also spent four years in the Middle East as a patent consultant. In this presentation, part of our Dennemeyer Annual Meeting 2018 blog series, Dr. Carlick discusses all the different options patent owners have and the ratification of UPC.

Topics discussed:

  • Unified Patent Court Agreement: revocation and infringement proceedings of European patents;
  • Unitary Patent: European patent with unitary effect, co-existence with national and EP patents;
  • The current situation on the ratification of UPC: timescale of DE constitutional complaint, ratification by DE and GB before Brexit day, possible options, Ireland;
  • Political context:  the UK government Brexit policy, predictions. 

To watch the entire presentation, please access the link below.

The above article is part of a series. Read the other blog posts on the Dennemeyer Annual Meeting 2018 and watch the videos here:

1. " Dennemeyer talks IP: IP budgeting and forecasting;"

2. "Dennemeyer talks IP: new types of trademarks in Japan;"

3. " Dennemeyer talks IP: design filling strategy in the USA and Asia;"

4. " Dennemeyer talks IP: Brexit and trademarks - what is likely to happen;"

5. "Dennemeyer talks IP: keyword advertising with competitors' trademarks;"

6. "Dennemeyer talks IP: big patent data for innovation logic."

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