UPC-Updates | 7. December 2022

Adjustment of the timeline –The start of the Sunrise Period is postponed for two months till 1 March 2023.

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. Although the general preparatory work of the UPC is on track, the decision was made that additional time may be given 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.

According to a statement by Klaus Grabinski, judge at the German Federal Court of Justice and the first president of the UPC, preparations for the new court are all on schedule, with judges already appointed, recruitment of court staff underway, and office space selected, so that the court administration should be operational by the beginning of 2023. The postponement was rather justified by the fact that the authentication requirements for the use of the online portal of the UPC presuppose that users will have to obtain suitable tools through appropriate providers, which may well take more time than expected. However, a further delay of the launch is not expected. We will keep you updated.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our team. Jürgen Feldmeier, LL.M. (feldmeier@pruefer.eu)