Many Intellectual Property Offices have been extending deadlines in response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. In Canada, CIPO has confirmed that deadlines for patents, trademarks and industrial designs falling between March 16 – April 30, 2020 will now be extended to May 1, 2020.
This is a follow-up to CIPO’s March 17, 2020 announcement that deadlines falling between March 16 – March 31, 2020 would be extended to April 1, 2020 (see our previous report here).
We expect that this deadline could be further extended, and 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.