Which EU legislation provides for Unitary protection?
The European patent with unitary effect relies upon three separate pieces of legislation (unitary patent, language regime and unified patent court).
- Regulation 1257/2012 sets up a unitary patent protection system.
- Regulation 1260/2012 deals with the language regime and translation issues related to the Unitary Patent.
- Finally, the Unified Patent Court was created through a European Union Council Agreement signed on 20 June 2013 by EU member states participating in the procedure.
More related EU legislation can be found in the Sources pages.