Interrupted days continue at the UK IPO
The UK IPO will review its 'interrupted days' period on 22nd June.
Following a review of the current situation, the UK IPO has decided to continue its period of interruption.
Deadlines for trade marks, designs, patents and supplementary protection certificates since 24th March will be extended until the UK IPO notifies the end of the interrupted days period.
The UK IPO said:
"Though changes to lockdown regulations have enabled some businesses to resume more normal operations there continues to be disruption and impact for many".
The UK IPO has said it will help rights holders, businesses and IP professionals plan ahead, by providing a minimum of two weeks’ notice before ending the interrupted days period.
The ‘interrupted days’ period will be reviewed again on 22nd June.
The UK IPO has provided clarification on filing oppositions during its ‘interrupted days’ period.
The UK IPO has announced that its ‘interrupted days’ period will continue into May.
Deadlines for UK trade marks and designs will be extended the UK IPO has announced.
The UK IPO has put plans in place for customers applying for intellectual property rights during the Coronavirus outbreak.