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IP OfficeOperative Status Exceptional MeasuresOfficial
Communication 
On Site OnlineExtension
of Terms 
Other
Measures 
GERMANYClosedAvailableTerms set by the
Office extended
to 4 May 2020
(except terms
for IR)
All hearings
cancelled until at
least 30 June 2020
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EUIPO ClosedAvailableTerms
extended until
18 May 2020
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EPOLimitedAvailableAll terms
extended to
2 June 2020
appeal hearings are resumed on 18 May 2020,
all examination and opposition hearings are cancelled until
14 September 2020 or held by videoconference
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WIPOClosedAvailableNo general term
extensions but
remedies in
certain scenarios
All communication
by postal mail
suspended;
documents are only
transmitted via
e-mail
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ARGENTINA ClosedAvailableTerms
 extended to
7 June 2020

 

 

 
ARIPOClosedAvailable

 
  
AUSTRALIAOpenAvailableTerms
may be extended
upon request
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AUSTRIAOpenAvailableTerms
restart
1 May 2020
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BENELUX
(BOIP)
OpenAvailableTerms extended
until
25 May 2020


 

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BRAZIL ClosedAvailableSuspended terms are resumed
on
1 June 2020
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CANADAClosedAvailableTerms
extended to
15 June 2020
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CHILE ClosedAvailableTerm extensions
available


 

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CHINAOpenAvailableTerms may be
extended
upon request
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COLOMBIALimitedAvailableTerms
suspended until
30 April 2020
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FINLANDClosedAvailable

 
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FRANCEClosedAvailable
Terms extended
until at least
23 July 2020
 
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GCCClosedAvailable 

 
 
INDIAClosedAvailableTerms extended
to 1 June 2020
No hearings
until
18 May 2020
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INDONESIAClosedAvailable Closed until
29 May 2020


 
ISRAELLimitedAvailableTerms
extended to
1 May 2020
upon request
No term
extension
for PTE
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ITALYClosedAvailableTerms
suspended until
15 May 2020
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JAPANOpenAvailableTerms may be
extended upon
request
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MALAYSIALimitedAvailableMost terms
extended to
16 June 2020


 

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MEXICOClosedAvailableTerms suspended
until further
notice
Closed until
31 May 2020
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NEW
ZEALAND
OpenAvailableTerms
may be extended
upon request
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NORWAYOpenAvailableTerm extensions
are granted
upon request
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OAPILimitedAvailableAll terms
extended to
15 July 2020
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PERUClosed LimitedTerms extended
to 10 June 2020


 

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PHILIPPINESClosedAvailableTerms extended
until at least
30 June 2020
All hearings
suspended
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RUSSIALimitedAvailable

 
  
SAUDI
ARABIA
LimitedAvailableAll terms
extended to
30 May 2020
 

 
SINGAPOREClosedAvailableTerms
extended until
5 June 2020
All on-site
hearings
suspended
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SOUTH
KOREA
LimitedAvailableMost terms
extended
until 1 June 2020
Oral hearings
are postponed
upon request
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SOUTH
AFRICA
LimitedAvailableTerms
extended to
6 May 2020
  
SPAIN ClosedAvailableTerms
suspended until
1 June 2020


 

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SWITZER-
LAND
ClosedAvailableTerms
may be extended
upon request
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TAIWANOpenAvailableNo general term
extensions but
remedies
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THAILANDOpenAvailable

 
  
UKClosedAvailableTerms
suspended until
further notice
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USAClosedAvailableTerms extended
until
1 June 2020
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or here
or here
URUGUAY LimitedAvailable 


 

 
VENEZUELA ClosedLimitedNew terms will
run once they
are operational 

 
 
VIETNAMOpenAvailableTerms beetween
30 March and
30 April extended
until 30 May 2020


 

 

 

Updated on 2 June 2020, 11:30 am.

The information contained in this document has been extracted from the IP Offices before which Maiwald is acting as representative, and from information received from our international colleagues. This is a purely indicative summary. We do not warrant its completeness or accuracy.

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