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Unitary Patent agreement finally entered into force

Intellectual property is a key element of the EU's industrial policy to support innovation and achieve the objectives of the digital and climate twin transitions.

European businesses* welcome the long-awaited entry into force of the Protocol of Provisional Application of the Unitary Patent Convention. With this breakthrough companies will have access to a simpler and harmonised European system to grant patents. This will bring significant benefits to our businesses through increased legal certainty, cost-effectiveness, promotion of research and innovation and global competitiveness.

* This statement and the positions reflected in it are not supported by the Spanish Confederation of Employers and Industries (CEOE), Confederação Empresarial de Portugal (CIP), the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic (SPCR), Polish Confederation Lewiatan and MGYOSZ – BUSINESSHUNGARY.

Last updated: 20 January 2022