UPC Gearing Up for Start of Sunrise Period with Launch of New Website
The Unified Patent Court (UPC) has launched a new version of their website. This is the first version of the refreshed website, with more content expected during the Sunrise period, and a further update to follow once the UPC has started operations. While most of the information on the website has been available before, it is now presented in a more user-friendly way. The legal documents section collates the final versions of the legislation relating to the UPC, including the Rules of Procedure which entered into force on 1 September 2022.
There is no new comment on the expected timeline for the start of the UPC on the website. The latest on that is the UPC’s announcement confirming an expected start date of 1 April 2023. However, the launch of the new website is another step towards the start of the Sunrise period and the UPC opening its doors.