II.
Licences and other rights and any legal means of execution 
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A Unitary Patent may be licensed in respect of the whole or part of the territories of the participating Member States (Article 3(2) Regulation (EU) No 1257/2012). It may, in respect of all the participating Member States, give rise to rights in rem and may be the subject of legal means of execution (see Article 7 Regulation (EU) No 1257/2012). Moreover, compulsory licences for Unitary Patents are governed by the laws of the participating Member States as regards their respective territories (see Recital 10 Regulation (EU) No 1257/2012). Rule 22(1) and (2) EPC also applies to registration of the grant, establishment or transfer of such rights and any legal means of execution affecting a Unitary Patent (see Rule 23(1) EPC).
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A licence will be recorded in the Register for Unitary Patent Protection as an exclusive licence if the applicant and the licensee so require. A licence will be recorded as a sub-licence where it is granted by a licensee whose licence is recorded in the Register for Unitary Patent Protection (see Rules 24(a) and (b) EPC). See point 112 as to the standard of proof.
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Upon request and subject to payment of the prescribed administrative fee, a registration of a licence or other right will be cancelled on production of documents satisfying the EPO that the right has lapsed or has been declared invalid, or of a declaration of the proprietor of the right that he consents to the cancellation (Rule 23(2) EPC).

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