COVID-19: Update on oral proceedings and time extensions from the European Patent Office (EPO)

In view of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the EPO issued a further Notice on 16 April 2020 stating that deadlines expiring on or after 15 March 2020 would be extended until 4 May 2020 for all parties and their representatives. The previous Notice, which extended deadlines only until 17 April, is thus largely obsolete. The … >> read more

23.04.2020

Covid-19: Courts and patent and trademark offices extend current time limits

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, many courts as well as patent and trademark offices have decided to extend or interrupt current time limits and to postpone already scheduled hearings. However, the handling of time limits and oral proceedings differs worldwide. In the following we summarize the measures in the IP field in Austria as … >> read more

07.04.2020
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