Unitary Patent - What implications does the UK’s recent announcement have for you?

Published on December 13, 2016

After months of uncertainty following Brexit, the UK government confirmed that it is proceeding with preparations to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA).

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New Belgian regulation grants a waiver of European patent translation requirements in Belgium as from 2017

Published on October 17, 2016

The Belgian Parliament recently adopted a new regulation (as at 29th June 2016, containing various provisions regarding the economy, articles 22, 48, 60) impacting patent validations in Belgium. This new law is not a ratification of the London Agreement per se. However, it has a similar impact.

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Valipat has joined forces with Envoy

Published on May 18, 2016

Two key players in the IP administrative services industry announced exciting news today that they have amalgamated. Valipat SA, one of the industry leaders in the field of European patent validations, PCT national/regional phase entries and IP Recordals, and Envoy International Limited, a specialist provider of IP renewals and annuities services, took an important step as they strive to become a global leader in IP administrative services.

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