Brexit: Will the European Patent Unit Be Paralyzed Before It Comes Into Being?



Boris Uphoff and Laura Morelli wrote this bylined article on how a UK exit from the European Union (Brexit) could impact the European Patent Unit plan to confer uniform patent protection in all 26 EU Member States. “If the UK approves Brexit, the most likely scenario would be that the Patent Unit system has to be renegotiated. Even if this can be done, without the UK’s participation the Patent Unit would lose considerable value,” the authors wrote.

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