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A new European Patent System

For some time, a new European Patent System is being developed that should offer a simple alternative to the current validation process while simplifying the judicial process regarding patents within Europe. The two elements, the European patent with unitary effect and the patent court, are often referred to as Unitary Patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC) respectively.
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The impact of Brexit on IP rights

The United Kingdom is currently negotiating with the European Union on new legislation and regulations following the Brexit. IP rights are also part of these negotiations. The UK Parliament has previously stated that existing IP rights established at EU level are guaranteed in both a "deal" and "no deal" scenario.
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