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What will be the impact of Brexit on patent protection?

10 March 2020

The EU Justice Sub-Committee considers the Government's decision not to participate in the Unified Patent Court

Background

The Unified Patent Court system, which is in the process of being established, will allow inventors to apply for a single patent that will then be recognised by all participating states. The UK Government had been a key player in the creation of the system, and one of the divisions of the Unified Patent Court was going to be based in London. Since Brexit, the Government has repeatedly emphasised its commitment to the Court, but on 28 February it was widely reported that they would no longer be seeking involvement in the system

Witnesses

Tuesday 10 March in Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster.
At 10.45am

  • Julia Florence from the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Daniel Alexander QC, barrister, 8 New Square

Areas of discussion

Members are likely to ask about the background to the Court and the progress that has been made towards establishing it, as well as the impact on the UK and on the Court if the UK does not participate

Further information

 

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