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UPC – Start of the UPC delayed to 1 June 2023

Posted: December 5th, 2022

A joint statement on the UPC website by Klaus Grabinski, President of the UPC Court of Appeal, and Johannes Karcher, Acting Chairman of the Administrative Committee of the UPC, announces the delay of the start of the UPC to 1 June 2023

From the statement:

“The start of the Sunrise Period is postponed for two months. The initial roadmap foresaw 1 January 2023 as the beginning of the Sunrise Period with an entry into force of the UPCA on 1 April 2023. The additional time is intended to allow future users to prepare themselves for the strong authentication which will be required to access the Case Management System (CMS) and to sign documents”

“As all other preparatory work is on track and in line with the published roadmap we expect no further delay of the start of the UPC beyond 1 June 2023”

More information can be found here on the UPC website

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