The Unified Patent Court (UPC) IT Team has announced that on 9 October 2017 there will be a new version of the test site of the UPC Case Management System (CMS). This new version will include the ability to perform mock applications for opt-outs and also a mock application to be registered as a UPC representative. User accounts of the current test site will be deactivated on 9 October and anyone wishing to access the new version must register for a new account at cms.unified-patent-court.org.
The IT team reports that the new version will be in test mode until further notice, after which the CMS transitions to the production environment for the sunrise period. On the start of sunrise period, a new strong authentication method (details of which will be communicated in due course) will be used to grant access to the CMS.