The UPC has published practical information on the upcoming launch of the so-called Sunrise period. This 3-month period will start on 1 March 2023 at 9:00 CET. The court advises, among others, to inform the UPC, as far as possible, of the forecasted date of massive opt-out filings.
Starting from 1 March 9:00 CET, it will be possible to opt-out European patents and register as a representative before the Unified Patent Court. The CMS will be accessible via this login link.
For all external users that will perform massive opt-outs via API, the UPC strongly advises ‘that you do not wait until the last couple of weeks of the Sunrise period to perform opt-out calls.
Organizations who are planning to file a large number of opt-outs are advised to inform the UPC, as far as possible, of the forecasted date of the opt-outs’ filing. The UPC provides a dedicated communication channel via the contact form by selecting the following type of enquiry: Planning Massive Opt-Out.’ Read more