Announcement on new EU-wide Patent
On 29 June 2012, it was announced that there is to be a unified European Wide patent, valid in 25 member states and London will host the Court.
This is bound to be a positive development for UK businesses and will reduce the costs and time to be incurred in applying for a bundle of national patents in separate states as is the case now.
For more information please see the press release on the Intellectual property Office’s website: www.ipo.gov.uk/about/press/press-release/press-release-2012/press-release-20120629.htm
We will update you with more information as it becomes available.
For more information about patents or IP in general, please contact Emma Hayward.