The UPC has almost been in operation for six months, having opened its doors on 1 June 2023. We don't think anyone can doubt there was some initial scepticism given there was no initial barrage of … [Read more...] about The UPC – Out of Beta?
The UPC went "live" on 1 June 2023. After a flurry of activity on day one (with 19 cases reportedly having been filed), there has since been a trickle of further infringement and revocation actions. … [Read more...] about The UPC: three months in
Amidst the excitement around the UPC finally opening its doors yesterday, 1 June 2023, a somewhat more practical announcement has flown under the radar, yet is one that will be welcome news to many … [Read more...] about Hallo, bonjour, ciao…hello? The language of proceedings before the UPC
"Cautious optimism but unsold on the benefits" could be the summary of the Gowling WLG IP team 2022/2023 UPC survey findings. The research, conducted in late 2022 and early 2023, gathered the views of … [Read more...] about The Unitary Patent System – Expectations, Challenges, preparation
The preparatory committee of the Unified Patent Court ("UPC") has announced that the UPC will open its doors on 1 June 2023, with a three month “sunrise period” beginning on 1 March 2023. About time … [Read more...] about Leveraging the sunshine period starting March 2023
In an exciting development, the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP) has launched a new free search tool, which enables users to search for trademarks, patents and/or industrial designs … [Read more...] about IP rights: New search tool launched by the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property