OVERBLIK: Hvad gør patent- og varemærkekontorerne?

Herunder finder du en liste over de tiltag, de officielle myndigheder har introduceret ifm. COVID-19 situationen. Du er velkommen til at stille uddybende spørgsmål til vores eksperter.

EUIPO

  • Staff is working remote.
  • No physical meeting from 3 March and until further notice.
  • The exceptional extensions granted to users due to the COVID-19 pandemic (Decision EX-20-3 & EC-20-4) will end 18 May 2020
  • Read more on www.euipo.europa.eu

EPO

  • Staff is working remote.
  • All events that were to take place in March, April and May are postponed, incl. the European Inventor Award, which is postponed until June 2021.
  • Oral proceedings in opposition scheduled until 2 June 2020 are postponed until further notice (unless held by video conference).
  • Oral proceedings in examination will continue to be held by videoconference.
  • A limited amount of oral proceedings before the Board of Appeal will be held from 18 May 2020.
  • Most time limits expiring on or after 15 March 2020 are extended until 2 June 2020.

WIPO
  • Operating as normal.
  • All paper-based communication (incl. postal mail) has been suspended until further notice.
  • No physical meeting from 16 March 2020 until further notice
  • No decision regarding extension of deadlines has been made.
Patentstyret (Norway)
  • Operating as normal
  • Staff is working from home
  • No physical meetings from 13 March 2020 until further notice
  • Extension of deadlines
    • Upon request, deadlines set by the Office can be extended. However, statutory deadlines such as priority deadlines and payment deadlines cannot be extended.
    • For designs and trademarks, an extension of at least two months will be granted.
    • For patents, a two-month extension will be granted.
    • The Office must have received the request for a deadline extension before the deadline expires.
Danish Patent and Trademark Office

  • Operating as normal, however applications can only be submitted by post.
  • Staff is working from home
  • No physical meetings from 13 March until further notice
  • No decision regarding extension of deadlines has been made.

Senest opdateret: 19/05/2020

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