COVID-19 Update: Canadian Intellectual Property Office deadlines extended until July 6, 2020


June 11, 2020

Owing to the continuing disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office has further extended most deadlines falling between March 16 and July 3, 2020 to the next business day. Thus, many deadlines for patent, trademark, and industrial design matters falling within this period are now extended to July 6, 2020.

This is the fifth time that the CIPO has extended these designated days and further extensions have not been ruled out.

It should be kept in mind that, while this extension applies to deadlines such as responding to Examiners' Reports, paying maintenance fees, etc., there are a few exceptions, so please feel free to reach out to one of us at CPST and we'd be happy to advise.


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