Austria Completes Ratification For The Protocol To The UPCA, Enabling Start Of UPC Provisional Application Period

Published date17 March 2022
Subject MatterIntellectual Property, Patent
Law FirmD Young & Co
AuthorHanns-Juergen Grosse

On 18 January 2022, Austria deposited the instrument of ratification for the Protocol to the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPC) on provisional application, allowing the provisional application period (PAP) to start.

We await an announcement from the UPC Preparatory Committee and will provide a further update on our website ( regarding the formal commencement of the PAP and its implications. The PAP period is expected to run for six to ten months, meaning the UPC...

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