Unitary Patent Regulation

Regulation (EU) No 1257/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2012 implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of the creation of unitary patent protection

 

Preamble

 

 

Chapter I - General Provisions

 

Article 1 - Subject matter

 

Article 2 - Definitions

 

Article 3 - European patent with unitary effect

 

Article 4 - Date of effect

 

 

Chapter II - Effects Of A European Patent With Unitary Effect

 

Article 5 - Uniform protection

 

Article 6 - Exhaustion of the rights conferred by a European patent with unitary effect

 

 

Chapter III - A European Patent With Unitary Effect As An Object Of Property

 

Article 7 - Treating a European patent with unitary effect as a national patent

 

Article 8 - Licences of right

 

 

Chapter IV - Institutional Provisions

 

Article  9 - Administrative tasks in the framework of the European Patent Organisation

 

 

Chapter V - Financial Provisions

 

Article 10 - Principle on expenses

 

Article 11 - Renewal fees

 

Article 12 - Level of renewal fees

 

Article 13 - Distribution

 

 

Chapter VI - Final Provisions

 

Article 14 - Cooperation between the Commission and the EPO

 

Article 15 - Application of competition law and the law relating to unfair competition

 

Article 16 - Report on the operation of this Regulation

 

Article 17 - Notification by the participating Member States

 

Article 18 - Entry into force and application

 

 

Disclaimer

Text in force at 06-01-2019. The text can be verified at EUR-lex-europa.eu. Titles of articles have been added for convenience, but are lacking in the official text, IP-PorTal.