Survey on the Unitary Patent System

27/09/2022

The Association of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys (APTMA) and the Irish Business and Employers Confederation (Ibec) have launched a survey of companies on the Unitary Patent System.

intellectual property survey

Background

The Unitary Patent is a proposed new single European patent right with unitary legal effect that will enable inventors and applicants to obtain uniform patent protection for their inventions across the particular European member states that are participating in the Unitary Patent system. This differs from the current European system, in which patents are granted centrally but then must be validated nationally to be brought into force as a bundle of individual national patents which need to be maintained separately, in each country

Take the survey

The survey aims to canvas the views across business sectors, from companies of all sizes and locations across the country, and takes approximately six minutes to complete. The deadline for responses is Thursday 29 September.