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When the Agreement on the UPC is in force, the new system will apply to any European patent. However, during a transitional period, it will be possible to register an opt-out to avoid the UPC jurisdiction of the existing “classic” European patents, even before the Agreement is in force.

Any European patent that will be within the 1 month period after grant can be a candidate to be registered as a unitary patent provided it accomplishes the substantive and formal requirements mentioned above.