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IP OfficeOperative StatusExceptional MeasuresOfficial
Communication 
On SiteOnlineExtension
of Terms 
Other
Measures
GERMANYLimitedAvailable No oral hearings
if not scheduled yet
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EUIPO LimitedAvailable  Click here
EPOLimitedAvailable Oral proceedings in examination
and opposition proceedings via video conference for all oral proceedings until 31 Dec 2020
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WIPOLimitedAvailable All communication by postal mail
suspended; documents are only
transmitted via e-mail
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ARGENTINA ClosedAvailableTerms of all
procedures
suspended
Correspondence
only electronically
 
ARIPOClosedAvailableTerm extensions
may be available
upon request
  
AUSTRALIALimitedAvailableExtension of term upon request Click here
AUSTRIAOpenAvailableTerms
restarted
1 May 2020

 

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BENELUX
(BOIP)
LimitedAvailable On site
only by appointment
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BRAZIL LimitedAvailableSuspended terms are resumed
on
1 June 2020
Reduced paper correspondenceClick here
CANADAOpenAvailableSuspended terms are resumed
on
29 August 2020
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CHINAOpenAvailableTerms may be
extended
upon request
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COLOMBIALimitedAvailableTerms restarted on
16 June 2020
Correspondence 
only electronically
 
FINLANDLimitedAvailableTerms may be
extended upon
request
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FRANCEClosedAvailable  Click here
INDIAOpenAvailableTerms suspended
until further
notice
Reduced
paper correspondence
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INDONESIALimitedAvailable Correspondence
only electronically


 
ISRAELClosedAvailable   
ITALYLimitedAvailable All meetings are suspended
until further notice
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JAPANOpenAvailableTerms may be
extended upon
request
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MALAYSIAOpenAvailable 

 

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MEXICOOpenAvailable   
NEW
ZEALAND
OpenAvailable

Terms were
extended until
31 July 2020

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NORWAYLimitedAvailableTerm extensions
are granted
upon request
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OAPILimitedAvailable  Click here
PERUOpen Available 

 

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PHILIPPINESLimitedAvailableTerms extended
upon request
Online hearingsClick here
PORTUGALClosedAvailable   
RUSSIALimitedAvailable

Term extensions
until 31 December
2020 available
upon request 

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SAUDI
ARABIA
LimitedAvailable Correspondence
only electronically


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SINGAPORELimitedAvailableTerms
extensions
ended on
4 June 2020
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SOUTH
KOREA
LimitedAvailableTerm extensions
ended
on 31 May 2020
Oral hearings are postponed
upon request
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SOUTH
AFRICA
LimitedAvailable   
SPAIN LimitedAvailableSuspended terms
were resumed on
1 June 2020
Reduced
paper correspondence
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SWITZER-
LAND
LimitedAvailable On site
only by appointment
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TAIWANClosedAvailableNo general term
extensions but
remedies
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THAILANDOpenAvailable
 
Extensions
might be requested
 
UKLimitedAvailableSuspended terms were resumed on 30 July 2020Temporary fee changes
until March 2021 
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USALimitedAvailable  Click here
URUGUAY LimitedAvailable   
VENEZUELA ClosedLimitedTerms for all procedures have been suspended from March 16, 2020 
 
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VIETNAMOpenAvailable  Click here

 

Updated on 6 November 2020, 8:00 am.

The information contained in this document has been gathered 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.
More information about the current situation can be found on the website of the World Intellectual Property Organization.

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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