COVID-19: Update on extensions of time limits by the patent and trademark offices

Extension of time limits and oral proceedings before the European Patent Office (EPO) According to a communication from the EPO dated 1 May 2020, deadlines expiring on or after 15 March 2020 are extended until 2 June 2020 for all parties and their representatives. Like the previous extensions, this extension applies to time limits relating … >> read more


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


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


SONN is fully operational despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic

The health and well-being of our employees is very important to us. For this reason, and also in order to assume our social responsibility, we have followed the recommendation of the Federal Government and have made arrangements such that all our employees are able to work from home. For the time being, our office still … >> read more


Christmas Donation 2019

Our Christmas donation 2019 was given to “Sterntalerhof” and “Wiender Tafel”. The Sterntalerhof is a children’s hospice in the original sense of the word, namely a harbourage where hope can grow anew, families can find peace, tank up on strength, and return home with confidence – all the time accompanied with loving care by most … >> read more



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