OVERBLIK: Hvad gør patent- og varemærkekontorerne ifm. COVID-19?

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

  • Open for business. However, staff is working remote.
  • No physical meetings.
  • See guidance note at: www.euipo.europa.eu

EPO

  • Staff is working remote.
  • All EPO organized live events scheduled up until 31 December 2020 are now expected to take place online, unless indicated otherwise.
  • Oral proceedings in opposition scheduled until 31 December 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. Note that some oral proceedings may have to be held in the Isar building in Munich instead of the premises in Haar. Similarly, some oral proceedings which have already been scheduled to take place on the Haar premises will be moved to the Isar building. In this case, parties will not be sent a communication informing them of a change of venue or starting time.
  • Visit www.epo.org for more information.

WIPO
  • Operating as normal.
  • Official meetings will be held online.
Patentstyret (Norway)
  • Operating as normal
  • No physical meetings 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 until further notice
  • No decision regarding extension of deadlines has been made.

Senest opdateret: 20/10/2020

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