12. December 2022
As widely known by now, the start of the Sunrise Period has been postponed to March 1, 2023. The Unitary Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) will therefore enter into force on June 1, 2023.
However, the date for the start of transitional measures offered by the EPO remains unchanged despite the postponement of the start of the Sunrise Period.
Early requests for unitary effect and requests for deferral of the decision on grant can therefore still be filed from January 1, 2023 on.
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