COVID-19 Coronavirus Deadline Extensions at the USPTO and WIPO

Coronavirus Deadline Extensions

In response to the SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the US government implemented the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Under the CARES Act, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is able to provide coronavirus relief to Applicants. So far, the USPTO has offered deadline extensions and fee mitigation to Applicants in certain situations. These relief measures are constantly changing, so be sure to check the USPTO webpage URLs below for updated information.

https://www.uspto.gov/coronavirus

https://www.uspto.gov/patent/laws-and-regulations/cares-act-faqs

https://www.uspto.gov/trademark/laws-regulations/cares-act-faqs

Similarly, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) also has contingency measures for the SARSCoV2 / COVID19 coronavirus outbreak covering PCT international patent applications, Madrid international trademark applications, and Hague international design applications. Information on the remedies for deadlines and extensions can be found in the WIPO webpage URLs below.

PCT international patent applications COVID-19 coronavirus updates

https://www.wipo.int/pct/en/covid_19/covid_update.html

Madrid international trademark applications COVID-19 coronavirus updates

https://www.wipo.int/madrid/en/news/2020/news_0009.html

Hague international design applications COVID-19 coronavirus updates

https://www.wipo.int/hague/en/news/2020/news_0010.html


For those who are interested, below is some health information relating to the SARSCoV2 / COVID19 coronavirus epidemic.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MLuSMdUvoIxSLtcsHqgua-bJjkLtTK358jVjUgVHNAg

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