Romania Joins UPC System

Author: Anna L. Hatt
IP News

Romania has ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement and will accede to the agreement on 1 September 2024, as the first additional country to join since the system opened. Any unitary patent registered on or after this date will cover 18 countries, rather than 17 as at present. However, this does not apply to unitary patents registered before 1 September 2024.

The EPO is offering the possibility of delayed registration of unitary patents to allow proprietors to benefit from this wider territorial scope. If you would like further information, please contact us.

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