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Overview on UPC ratification process updated with information on divisions and languages of proceedings

October 20, 2022

As announced here , the entry into force of the UPC Agreement is expected to take place on 1 April 2023 with the sunrise period starting on 1 January 2023.
It is understood that the announced timeline will only change if there are any developments which could put at risk the UPC opening as a fully functional court on the 1st April 2023.
During the sunrise period, it will be possible already to file requests for opting-out and for being registered as a full representative before the new UPC.
The **epi **Litigation Committee has updated their regularly published overview on the ratification process with the latest information, in particular with regard to the seats of the local, regional and central divisions and the known designated languages of proceedings.

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