CIPA – Securing the UK’s continued participation in the Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent following Brexit
20 September 2016
The legal position, that it is possible for the UK to remain in the UPC and UP has already been widely supported as reported here. This view already included support from CIPA (the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys) and now has further heavyweight backing from a newly published Counsel’s opinion.
CIPA, the IP Federation and the IPLA instructed Richard Gordon QC of Brick Court Chambers, an expert in Constitutional and EU Law, to advise on legal questions relating to the effect of Brexit on the UK’s participation in the Unitary Patent Package.
The opinion and press realease are published here.
Electronics, Computing & Physics group
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