IP News

Further Updates on EPO Oral Proceedings The EPO has now announced that oral proceedings in opposition scheduled up to 31 December 2020 have been postponed, unless these have either already been confirmed to take place by videoconference or will be held by videoconference with the parties' consent under the pilot scheme for videoconference oral proceedings before opposition divisions.
August 2020
Reminder: UKIPO’s period of interruption due to coronavirus ends 29th July 2020 As reported last month, the UKIPO’s “general interruption” due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which applies to all deadlines...
July 2020
UKIPO announces end of period of interruption The UKIPO has announced that its “general interruption” due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which applies to all deadlines...
June 2020
UKIPO Deadlines Update UKIPO further extended its “general interruption” due to coronavirus The UKIPO has further extended its “general...
May 2020
EUIPO Coronavirus Update In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the EUIPO issued several decisions in recent months extending all time limits...
May 2020
UKIPO extends deadlines once more due to coronavirus In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the UKIPO has again extended its previously announced “general interruption”,...
May 2020
The GOLDEN BALLS / BALLON D’OR Saga: They Think It’s All Over… A key principle of having a trade mark is that if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it. After registration, you are allowed...
May 2020
Further Deadlines Update As the COVID-19 situation continues, despite signs that its spread is starting to be controlled, the EPO has decided to...
May 2020
Update – EUIPO Further Suspends Deadlines to 18 May 2020 In March, the EUIPO announced that, in view of the coronavirus crisis, all time limits affecting any party before them...
April 2020
Update – UKIPO further suspends deadlines In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the UKIPO has extended its previously announced “general interruption”, which applies to all deadlines relating to UK patents, supplementary protection certificates, trade marks, registered designs, and applications for these rights, as well as contentious proceedings before the Office.
April 2020

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