The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the ways in which trademark professionals manage routine tasks. While technology has enabled many of us to rapidly transition to working from home, obtaining necessary signatures now requires even more advance planning, as Laura Morrish explains.
At Novagraaf, we are doing everything we can to keep our employees safe and to support our clients during the COVID-19 outbreak, while ensuring the day-to-day management of our IP products and services continues as normal.
We have set up this dedicated microsite to keep you up to date with the latest impact on the IP sector of COVID-19, from changes to deadlines and procedures at worldwide patent and trademark offices, to news and advice on how to manage and safeguard your IP rights at this challenging time. Please get in touch, at any time, if you need specific help or support.
Patent and trademark offices are adapting their working methods in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Read our overview of changes to procedural requirements, timeframes, channels of communication and other impacts on IPOs in Europe and worldwide.
The current health crisis has inspired inventors from a wide range of industries and organisations to look for ways to help, including meeting the urgent need for protective equipment in hospitals. Eline Migeon shares how a scuba diving mask designed for leisure activities has been adapted for medical use.
The US has launched an accelerated examination procedure for patent applications relating to COVID-19, as Eric Enderlin explains.
Pandemic panic has driven acute increase in demand for goods, services and information online. Novagraaf’s Anca Dragnescu-Pinawin sets out the IP implications for brand owners.
At the outbreak of the pandemic, Novagraaf's experts came together to discuss the impact of the coronavirus on European patent and trademark practice, and shared advice on how to effectively manage IP portfolios during the pandemic. The recording also sets out the consequences for EPO, WIPO and local IPO filing processes, and the impact on oral and other in-person office proceedings, as implemented at that time.Listen to webinar