European Patent Litigators Association

New test phase for the UPC’s CMS

New test phase for the UPC’s Case Management System with strong authentication.

From 13 to 24 February 2023, external users will be able to try out the sunrise functionalities of the UPC’s CMS, such as for example registering an opt-out for a European patent.

During this period, the much discussed and anxiously anticipated strong authentication will be activated. This means that users will first have to create a new user account to be able to test the CMS functionalities. A digital certificate that meets the UPC requirements will be required.

The announcement of the UPC:

The Unified Patent Court provides more information on the start of the 2nd Sunrise Practice Period from February 13 until February 24, 2023 | Unified Patent Court (

More information about the strong authentication:

upc-cms-strong-authentication-providers-feedback_4.pdf (

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