The notice on the UPC website states that the sunrise period will now start on 1 March 2023 (previously 1 January 2023).
The Unified Patent Court is now due to open its doors on 1 June 2023 (previously 1 April 2023).
The website notice highlights that all other preparatory work is on track and therefore no further delay is expected.
Further information regarding the unitary patent system may be found in our earlier article - The Unitary Patent System - Frequently Asked Questions.
15.07.2022Ireland to hold referendum regarding UPC participation
Recently the Irish government reaffirmed its commitment to participate in the European Unitary Patent system and Unified Patent Court (UPC) and to hold a referendum to enable Ireland to do so.
25.09.2022The Unitary Patent System – Frequently Asked Questions
The unitary patent system represents possibly the biggest change to the European patent landscape in decades. Set out below are some of the most common questions that patent owners have about the new system and what issues they need to consider.