Coronavirus - UK IPO, EPO and EU IPO extensions and support

Coronavirus - UK IPO, EPO and EU IPO extensions and support

UPDATED: 18th May 2020

For a simple overview of current status from IPOs, please see the table:

IPO

IP type

Comments

Further info

UK IPO

Patents

All time limits expiring between 9 March 2020 and 17 May 2020 inclusive will expire on 18 May 2020. These exceptional extensions have now come to an end.

 31 March 2020 Article

Trade marks

Designs

EPO

Patents

Most (but not all) deadlines extended to 2 June 2020.

16 March 2020 Article

EU IPO

Trade marks

All time limits expiring between 9 March 2020 and 17 May 2020 inclusive are extended until 18 May 2020

16 March 2020 Article

Designs

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