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  • UPC reason one: Impressive geographical coverage…

    27 February 2017

    A Unitary Patent will provide protection spanning most of the countries of the European Union (except for Spain, Poland and Croatia, at least for the time being). With a population of over half a billion people and a GDP valued at more than $18 trillion, this region represents the largest single market in the world. […]

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  • Italy ratifies the UPCA

    13 February 2017

    On Friday 10 February 2017, Italy became the latest country to ratify the UPCA, bringing the total number of ratifications to twelve. As ten other non-mandatory countries, plus France, have already ratified the Agreement (listed here), the ratification of Italy was not required to initiate the UPC. However, with Italy being the fourth largest economy […]

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