COVID-19: Impact on global IP offices

As with all businesses, the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing the world's IP registries to adapt their working practices. While the majority are set up to process applications and renewals online, there are important changes to note for oral hearings, certified documents and methods of communication.

COVID-19Patent and trademark offices are adapting their working methods in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Please be assured that we are monitoring changes to procedural requirements, timeframes, channels of communication and other impacts on IPOs worldwide. As the situation is changing all the time, please be sure to check the current situation before taking any actions. 

Visit the official websites listed below for up-to-date information:

For all other offices, click here for the WIPO directory of IP offices. 

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