Although the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court are yet to be implemented, many changes and debates are underway within the countries that signed the UPC Agreement in order to prepare for the new system. Even in countries which have not signed the agreement, there is still a lot of activity and debate taking place. Our map below provides you with a snapshot on the current situation with the UP/UPC in each EU country and is continually updated by our team of expert patent litigators based across the EU and in all major UPC divisions.

Click on the map below to learn more about each country's status in the UP and UPC.

Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Ireland Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta The Netherlands Poland Portugal Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden UK

Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Ireland Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Poland Portugal Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden The Netherlands United Kingdom

Bird & Bird UPC contacts by jurisdiction

This map was also contributed to by the following firms, with whom we have a co-operation agreement / close working relationships, and provided us with information on jurisdictions where we do not have an office: A&L Goodbody, Emilianides & Kyriakides Law Office, Anselmo Vaz, Afra & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, RL and Gassauer-Fleissner Rechtsanwälte Gmb.