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Latest Corona Virus (COVID-19) updates and its impact on patent offices across the globe: (Updated on April 17, 2020)

Apr 17, 2020


Latest Corona Virus (COVID-19) updates and its impact on patent offices across the globe:



Europe

  • EPO

    https://www.epo.org/news-issues/covid-19.html

 

  • EUIPO

    https://euipo.europa.eu/ohimportal/en/news

 

  • Intellectual Property Office, the UK ( IPO)

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-important-update-on-ipo-services

 

  • German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA)

    https://www.dpma.de/english/our_office/publications/news/corona/index.html

 

  • Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH)

    https://www.prh.fi/en/presentation_and_duties/corona.html

 

  • The Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV)

    https://www.prv.se/en/information-for-customers-in-regard-of–the-corona-pandemic/

 

  • Danish Patent and Trademark Office

    https://www.dkpto.org/covid-19-information/

 

  • Icelandic Patent Office

    https://gamli.els.is/en/deadline-extensions-due-covid-19

 

Asia

  • Korea Intellectual Property Office (KIPO)

    https://www.kipo.go.kr/en/BoardApp/UEngBodApp?board_id=kiponews&c=1001&catmenu=ek06_01_01

 

  • Japan Patent Office (JPO)

    https://www.jpo.go.jp/e/news/koho/saigai/covid19_procedures.html

 

  • China National Intellectual Property Administration(CNIPA)

    http://english.sipo.gov.cn/news/index.htm

 

  • Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO)

    https://www.tipo.gov.tw/en/cp-282-863966-09602-2.html

 

  • Intellectual Property Office of Singapore ( IPOS)

    https://www.ipos.gov.sg/

  • Intellectual Property Department of Hong Kong

        https://www.ipd.gov.hk/eng/whats_new/news.htm

  • Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia ( MyIPO)

    http://www.myipo.gov.my/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/NOTICE-OF- TEMPORARY-CLOSURE-ENG-VERSION-FINAL.pdf

 

  • The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL)

    https://www.ipophil.gov.ph/news/covid-strategy-ipophl-shifts-to-online-only-services-postpones-hearings-deadlines/

 

  • Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam

    http://www.noip.gov.vn/en_US/web/english/news-events/asset_publisher/ZMuTgR44COLR/content/notification-on-application-of-legal-provisions-relating-to-time-limits-for-applicants-affected-by-covid-19-and-transactions-between-applicants-and-th

 

  • Intellectual Property of India

    http://www.ipindia.nic.in/newsdetail.htm?670

 

  • Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan (IPO)

    http://www.ipo.gov.pk/ipo_covid19

 

  • Director General of Intellectual Property, Indonesia

    http://en.dgip.go.id/dg-rings-alarm-bell-for-spreading-hoaxes-related-to-covid-19

 

North America 

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

    https://www.uspto.gov/coronavirus

 

  • Canadian Intellectual Property Office

    https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cipointernet-internetopic.nsf/eng/wr04762.html

 

Middle East

  • Iran Patent Office

    https://en.patentoffice.ir/news/68038/Measures-of–IP-Offices-for-Protecting–Against-Coronavirus