A European patent (UK)1 is treated2, as from the date of publication of the mention of its grant in the European Patent Bulletin3, as if it were a patent under the Patents Act 1977 granted in pursuance of an application made under that Act, and as if notice of the grant of the patent had, on the date of that publication, been published4 in the Official Journal (Patents)5. Accordingly, the proprietor of a European patent (UK) then has, as respects the United Kingdom, the same rights and remedies, subject to the same conditions, as the proprietor of a patent
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