WIPO EPO EUIPO and National Offices respond to the emergency
In light of the problems caused by the COVID-19 epidemic, WIPO has published on its website some important communications regarding deadlines for everything related to the offices of the World Intellectual Property Organization.
- PCT Announcement
In view of the ongoing disruptions caused by the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) the European Patent Office (EPO) has decided to postpone until further notice all oral proceedings in opposition scheduled until 31 December 2020.
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Read the news on all Epo anti-Covid measures
The EUIPO Executive Director signed a decision on 16 March 2020 extending all the terms which expire between 9 March 2020 and 30 April 2020, which affect all parties before the Office, until 1 May 2020.
WTO – World Trade Organization
The repercussions of the epidemic are recorded in various European Union countries, such as in the rest of the world, where the national Trademark and Patent Offices for the protection of Industrial and Intellectual Property are taking the necessary measures to guarantee users the use of the services. and, at the same time, to face the difficulties and delays resulting from the spread of the COVID-19 virus. All communications and notices relating to any suspension of activities, or the extension of obligations and deadlines, are published and available on the websites of the offices of the respective countries:
- China (news 27/03/2020)
- Czech Republic
- Republic of San Marino
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- South Corea (news)
- USA (News published June 29, 2020)