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24/03/2020
Intellectual Property Law

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: Suspension of terms related to intellectual property proceedings following COVID-19 measures

Suspension of IP related deadlines as of 24 March 2020

EUIPO: All deadlines expiring between 9 March 2020 and 30 April 2020 inclusive affecting all parties in proceedings before the EUIPO are extended until 1 May 2020 (in practice 4 May, since 1 May is a public holiday, followed by a weekend). For further details and clarifications, please see the following link.

IPTO: All deadlines in administrative proceedings before the Italian Patent and Trademark Office, pending on or after 23 February 2020 are suspended for the period between 23 February 2020 and 15 April 2020. In addition, certificates, attestations, permits, concessions, authorizations and enabling acts, however named, expiring between 31 January and 15 April 2020 shall remain valid until 15 June 2020. For further details and clarifications, please see the following link.

LITIGATION: Between 9 March 2020 and 15 April 2020, hearings in civil and criminal proceedings pending before all Italian Courts shall be postponed ex officio after 15 April 2020. From 9 March 2020 to 15 April 2020, all deadlines in any civil and criminal proceedings shall be suspended. For further details and clarifications, please see the following link (in particular, Article 83).

 

The content of this article is for information purposes only and does not constitute professional advice.
For further details please contact Paolo Lazzarino.

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