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Unitary Patent secondary legislation

In 2015, the Select Committee of the Administrative Council
of the European Patent Organisation adopted two pieces of secondary legislation
for the implementation of the Unitary Patent at the EPO: the Rules relating to Unitary Patent
Protection and the Rules relating to Fees for Unitary Patent Protection.

Following amendments made to the Rules relating to Unitary
Patent Protection and adopted by the Select Committee in December 2021 and
March 2022 (Rules 16(1)(i), (w) and (x)), the EPO has now published a
consolidated version of the amended Rules in the April issue of its Official
Journal.

On this occasion and with a view to providing the users with
an overview of the most important secondary legislation regarding the Unitary
Patent, the Rules relating to Fees for Unitary Patent Protection, too, have been
re-published in the same edition of the Official Journal. They have not been amended
since their adoption in 2015 and were last published in the Official Journal in
2016 (OJ EPO 2016, A40).