Unitary Patent Regulation

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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



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



Text in force at 01-01-2020. 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.