Archive: March, 2020

Iceland

Change in the Amounts of the Individual Fee: Iceland

Madrid Protocol Concerning the International Registration of Marks

Unified Patent Court

Decision on a complaint against the German legislation implementing the Unified Patent Court Agreement

Last week, the German Federal Constitutional Court (“Bundesverfassungsgericht”) issued a long-awaited judgment on a complaint filed against the German legislation implementing the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement.

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USPTO waives original handwritten signature requirement

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) considers the effects of COVID-19 to be an “extraordinary situation” within the meaning of 37 CFR 1.183 for affected patent and trademark applicants, patentees, reexamination parties, and trademark owners. Therefore, the USPTO is waiving the requirements of 37 CFR 1.4(e)(1) and (2) for an original handwritten signature for certain […]

All deadlines in EUIPO extended due to COVID-19

All deadlines in EUIPO extended due to COVID-19

On the 16th of March the EUIPO issued the following statement:

USPTO offices

USPTO closes facilities to the public

The USPTO issued the following statement: “Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of the public and USPTO employees, all USPTO offices will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice. USPTO offices will remain open for employees, contractors, and those with access badges.  Unless otherwise notified, USPTO […]

Coronavirus

Romanian Patent Office closed due to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Due to the identification of an employee that has been tested positive with regards to the Novel Coronavirus, the Romanian Office has closed its offices and will resume normal operations on Monday, March 16, 2020.