(Updated 11th May 2020)

As a consequence of the Coronavirus crisis the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) has conducted a further review on 7th May 2020 and the inevitable decision has been taken again to further extend all deadlines.

Since 24th March 2020, deadlines that had been set to fall after this date are defined as falling on “interrupted” days. This means that any deadline falling during the interrupted period is extended indefinitely.

A further UKIPO review will take place on 28th May 2020 and it will be decided whether or not to continue with the suspension.  We will update again at that time.

In order to prepare for the expiry of the current suspended period all parties will be given a minimum period of two weeks for responding in order to meet the new 28th May deadline.  In effect, this means that all current deadlines can be assumed to be 11th June 2020.