BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT partner Prof Heinz Goddar (Patent Attorney) and Dr Carl-Richard Haarmann (Solicitor) have contributed the article “Best Strategies for Patent Protection in Europe in the Advent of the Unified Patent System – The Status in Late 2015” to “China Intellectual Property Magazine” (9/10-2015). In the article, the authors explain the current procedure in Europe for attaining a patent. They also explain the changes set to come in the next few years as a result of the European Unified Patent System as well as the pros and cons of the EU patent. They note: “Presently, (…) it is unclear whether and when UPS/UPC will come into force – probably not earlier than 2018/2019. Nevertheless, national routes alone are no longer recommendable, because then no option for an EU Patent would be possible.” The article can be accessed here by subscribers.
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