European patent - Unitary patents


According to Article 142 of the European Patent Convention (EPC) ,




Any group of European Patent Convention (EPC) Contracting States, which has provided by a special agreement that a European patent granted for those States has a unitary character throughout their territories, may provide that a European patent may only be granted jointly in respect of all those States.



Where any group of EPC Contracting States has availed itself of the authorisation given in paragraph 1 of this article, the provisions of this Part shall apply.


Prepared by European Patent Registration and Consulting Services