EUIPO - Extension of all time limits
Following the spread of COVID-19 and its classification as Pandemic by the WHO, the EUIPO extends all time limits (expiring between March 9th and April 30th) to May 1st 2020.
"On 11 March 2020, the Director-General of the World Health Organization announced that the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) can be characterised as a pandemic.
The outbreak has significantly affected worldwide communications, and constitutes an exceptional occurrence, which has disrupted proper communication between parties worldwide and the Office.
As a result, the Executive Director of the EUIPO has today (16 March) signed a decision extending all time limits expiring between 9 March 2020 and 30 April 2020, that affect all parties before the Office, to 1 May 2020."