Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court
A better patent system for Europe
The Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court are the building blocks which supplement and strengthen the existing centralised European patent granting system. They offer users a cost-effective option for patent protection and dispute settlement across Europe.
Unitary Patents make it possible to get patent protection in up to 17 EU Member States by submitting a single request to the EPO, making the procedure simpler and more cost effective for applicants.
Unified Patent Court
Unitary Patent dashboard
This overview of requests for unitary effect and registrations of Unitary Patents is updated daily. Our interactive display (in English only) breaks down requests by technology, language and proprietors' profile.Unitary Patent dashboard
Materials & recordings
Access presentations and videos from previous eventsWelcoming the Unitary Patent System: A new era for innovation in Europe Introductory brochures (seven languages)Webinars with UPC expertsUnitary Patent information in patent knowledge (videos)