UPDATE – CIPO Announces Further Minor Extension for Patent, Trademark and Industrial Design Deadlines to August 31, 2020

UPDATE – CIPO Announces Further Minor Extension for Patent, Trademark and Industrial Design Deadlines to August 31, 2020

CIPO has advised that most deadlines for patents, trademarks and industrial designs falling between March 16 – August 30, 2020 will now be extended to August 31, 2020.

This is a follow-up to CIPO’s series of previous announcements, the most recent of which had advised of a final extension of deadlines to August 24, 2020.

CIPO has instituted this additional, unexpected extension as a result of an interruption to its online and fax services from August 21-23, 2020.

Hicks IP will provide additional updates if the situation changes, and will continue to work toward meeting original deadlines upon timely receipt of instructions.

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