The UPC brings the biggest change to the European patent system for 40 years. As a world leader in patent litigation, we’ve been active in the development of the UPC system and are set to continue our integral role. So let us guide you.
If your business has patent interests to look after, you now face significant and complex choices.
As an entirely new court system, the UPC favours those ready to hit the ground running. During the past 10 years Bristows has been the leading commentator on the evolution of the UPC, helping develop the rules of procedure. We are ready to guide you in this new landscape, navigating the timetables, rules, procedures and any jurisdictional challenges – potentially in parallel with national litigation.
We have the largest team of patent litigators in Europe, with 11 partners and more than 30 associates, including European-qualified lawyers. We bring experience in co-ordinating global patent strategies for some of the world’s most successful businesses, and most of our team have a technical background in key sectors.
We are fully independent and untied to any local division, so we can take an objective approach focused on your best interests. Knowing what it takes to win in the international context, we can safeguard your litigation interests both within and outside the UPC.
Bristows is setting the standard for UPC participation. We’re ready with a comprehensive infrastructure and innovative knowledge management tools. We stand apart for our expertise, insight and resources. We look forward to working with you.