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The EPO has published their first edition of their ‘Unitary Patent guide’. The guide provides valuable information on how to obtain a Unitary Patent after an EP patent has been accepted.
Important information concerns:
- Background information on Unitary Patents
- Time limits and requirements for requesting a Unitary Patent
- Translation requirements
- Renewal fees
- Registration of transfers
We consider the guideline a valuable tool for patent managers to get an overview of the coming Unitary Patent system.
For further information, find the guide at EPO’s homepage
We will keep updating you on when we can expect the unitary patent system to enter into force.
Read also: A few questions and answers about Unitary Patents and the Unified Patent Court