UK to Submit to Primacy of EU Law?...Maybe for Patents

March 31, 2017

As the UK Government embarks on its journey of disentangling the UK from EU law and the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”), it is simultaneously continuing in its efforts to join a new European institution for which EU law will be supreme and the decisions of the CJEU binding precedent, namely the Unified Patent Court (“UPC”). Whilst it is important for patent holders to prepare themselves for the impending launch of the UPC, Brexit may reshape the UPC in the not too distant future.

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