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  • William Kanaan

COVID-19: IPO announces date for end of "interrupted period"

The Intellectual Property Office declared 24 March 2020, and all subsequent days until further notice, “interrupted days”. This means that the normal course of business at the IPO is not possible.

The effect is that most deadlines that fall on an interrupted day for patents, supplementary protection certificates, trade marks and designs, and applications for those rights have been automatically extended.

The IPO has now announced that the interrupted period will come to an end on 29 July 2020.


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