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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
All hearings
cancelled
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EUIPO ClosedAvailableCurrent terms
extended to
4 May 2020
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EPOLimitedAvailableCurrent terms
extended to
17 April 2020
All on-site hearings
cancelled until
17/4/20, all
appeal hearings
cancelled until 30/4/20, all oral proceedings in
exam. proceedings
summoned from
2/4/20 onwards
are to be held by
videoconference
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or here
or here
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 ClosedAvailableAll terms
extended to
12 April 2020

 

 

 
AUSTRALIAOpenAvailableCurrent terms
may be extended
upon request
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AUSTRIAClosedAvailableTerms will
restart on
1 May 2020
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BENELUX
(BOIP)
ClosedAvailableCurrent terms
suspended


 

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BRAZIL LimitedAvailableCurrent terms
suspended until
14 April 2020
All hearings
cancelled
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CANADAClosedAvailableCurrent terms
extended to
1 May 2020
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CHILE ClosedAvailable 


 

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CHINAOpenAvailableTerms may be
extended
upon request
Holiday on
6 April 2020
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COLOMBIALimitedAvailableCurrent terms
suspended until
30 April 2020
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FINLANDClosedAvailable

 
  
FRANCEClosedAvailable

 
  
GCCClosedAvailable 

 
 
INDIAClosedAvailableCurrent terms
extended to
15 April 2020
All hearings
cancelled
until 14
April 2020
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or here
INDONESIALimitedAvailable 


 

 
ISRAELLimitedAvailableCurrent terms
extended to
1 May 2020
upon request
No term
extension
for PTE
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ITALYClosedAvailableAll current terms
suspended until
15 April 2020
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JAPANOpenAvailableTerms may be
extended upon
request
  
MALAYSIAClosedAvailableCurrent terms
extended to
15 April 2020


 

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MEXICOClosedAvailable Closed until
20 April
2020
 
NEW
ZEALAND
OpenAvailableCurrent terms
may be extended
upon request
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NORWAYOpenAvailableTerm extensions
are granted
upon request
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OAPILimitedAvailableAll terms
extended to
31 May 2020
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PERUClosed LimitedAll terms
are suspended


 

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PHILIPPINESClosedAvailableCurrent terms,
incl. fee terms,
extended to
14 April 2020
All hearings
suspended
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RUSSIALimitedAvailable

 
  
SAUDI
ARABIA
ClosedAvailable Closed until
1 April 2020


 
SINGAPORELimitedAvailableNo term
extension yet


 

 
SOUTH
KOREA
LimitedAvailableAll terms set by
KIPO extended
to 4 May 2020
Oral hearings
are postponed
upon request
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SOUTH
AFRICA
ClosedUnavailableCurrent terms
extended to
4 May 2020
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SPAIN ClosedAvailableCurrent terms
are suspended


 

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

 
  
UKClosedAvailableCurrent terms
suspended until
further notice
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USAClosedAvailable30 day term
extension upon
request


 

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or here
URUGUAY LimitedAvailable 


 

 
VENEZUELA ClosedLimitedNew terms will
run once they
are operational 

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


 

 

 

Updated on April 6th, 2020, 10:30 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.

If you require more information about these or other IP offices or if you have other IP-related questions regarding the current situation, do not hesitate to contact us at info@maiwald.eu. Our office is fully operative, and our complete team is entirely at your disposal.

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