Covid-19 – Extension of periods in proceedings before the EPO and the EUIPO
Both the EPO and the EUIPO have extended periods for all parties and their representatives.
The EPO has decided that periods expiring on or after 15 March 2020 are extended for all parties and their representatives to 17 April 2020. In accordance with Article 150(2) EPC this applies also for international applications under the PCT. The above period may be further extended by the publication of another Notice in case the dislocation due to the measures adopted in Europe to stop the spread of Covid-19 extends beyond 17 April 2020 (see Notice from the EPO).
The EUIPO has decided that all time limits expiring between 9 March 2020 and 30 April 2020, that affect all parties before the Office, are extended to 1 May 2020 (see EUIPO Decision).