What happens with the European Union (EPO) Patent applications with the Brexit?
Someone who is interest in protecting his invention in Europe and mainly in the United Kingdom could be asking himself about the consequences of the Brexit for his invention processes.
Well while the situation with regard to the Brexit is uncertain, keep in mind that the European Patent Treaty is not a Community treaty but rather that the United Kingdom adheres to it as an individual country and its departure from the EU would not affect the patents validity in this country.
A different issue will be the issue of European trademarks or the future unitary patent, figures in which the United Kingdom participates in its status as an EU member, not at the individual level.
Therefore, the European patent applications would not be affected a priori.
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