Start of the UPC Sunrise Period postponed to 1 March 2023
The timeline of the Sunrise Period is postponed for two months and will start on 1 March 2023, the opening of the UPC is then expected to be on 1 June 2023.
The initial roadmap stated 1 January 2023 as the beginning of the Sunrise Period with an entry into force of the Unified Patent Court Agreement on 1 April 2023. As announced on the UPC official website, regarding the strong authentication required to access the Case Management System (CMS) the timeline has been adjusted to give users more time to get prepared.
No other amendments are expected regarding the UPC roadmap and the CMS has been positively tested.