COVID-19 impacts to patent and trademark offices

Updated March 31, 2021

With a year passing since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as a pandemic, the majority of PTO offices are no longer operating under suspensions or delays. As a result, we will cease to maintain the list of impacted IP offices and their status.

If you have any questions on your CompuMark services, contact us today. For questions regarding specific PTO suspensions or delays, please contact the corresponding PTO directly. 

As COVID-19 continues to impact different regions of the world, trademark and patent offices are also being affected. Many offices have adjusted their regular operations in a variety of ways, including suspensions or delays in services.

However, not all trademark and patent offices are affected. Some offices continue to operate under regular schedules.

We are actively engaging with many of these offices on a regular basis, and monitoring other news sources, to collect information as to what adjustments the offices are making.

The following list includes the information we have collected on IP offices that have adjusted their regular operations in some way. We will update this list as new information becomes available.

Due to the frequency of changes, we are not adjusting opposition timeframes listed in CompuMark™ products and services. We will maintain all such timeframes based on regular standards regardless of any trademark office delays.

Please note: this information should not be considered an authoritative source. We will work to update this information on a regular basis. Should you have any questions about one of the mentioned offices you may want to contact that office directly or your local council for more information.

If you have any questions regarding office impacts to your CompuMark services, contact us today.

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