UPDATE – CIPO Announces Further Extension for Patent, Trademark and Industrial Design Deadlines to August 10, 2020

UPDATE – CIPO Announces Further Extension for Patent, Trademark and Industrial Design Deadlines to August 10, 2020

CIPO has confirmed that most deadlines for patents, trademarks and industrial designs falling between March 16 – August 9, 2020 will now be extended to August 10, 2020.

This is a follow-up to CIPO’s series of previous announcements that deadlines falling between March 16 – July 19, 2020 would be extended to July 20, 2020.

There continue to be indications that this may be the last of these extensions, but CIPO is still advising that it is possible that the deadline could be further extended.

We understand that CIPO is committed to giving the profession a minimum of two weeks’ notice if the deadline will not be extended further.

We will provide additional updates as the situation evolves. Hicks IP will continue to work toward meeting original deadlines upon timely receipt of instructions.

Please contact any of our team members if you have questions.