UK IPO deadline extensions to end

22nd Jun 2020

The UK IPO has announced its ‘interrupted days’ will finish on 29th July.

UK IPO office

Following a review of the current climate, the UK IPO has declared that its 'interrupted days' period will end on 29th July. 

The UK IPO originally declared that deadlines would be extended via its ‘interrupted days’ provisions in March, a move that has subsequently been regularly reviewed.

Deadlines for most trade marks, designs, patents, supplementary protection certificates, and applications for these rights, which fall on an interrupted day have been extended.

Following the latest review, the UK IPO has said its interrupted days period will come to an end on 29th July.

This will mean that the first normal day of operation will be Thursday 30th July.

The UK IPO is working to put in place measures that will ease burdens on business following the end of the period of interruption. This includes the temporary removal of fees for requests of extensions.

Tim Moss, CEO of the UK IPO said:

“We recognise that our customers will be facing challenges for some time to come and will naturally look to us to provide flexibility and support".

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