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HAGUE AND MADRID SYSTEMS: WIPO TEMPORARY MEASURES DUE TO COVID-19
23/03/2020
In consequence of the measures taken against COVID-19 outbreak, WIPO is aware that users might be affected by possible disruptions.

WIPO reminds users about remedies and extension of time limits under the Hague (Information Notice No. 5/2020) and Madrid Systems (Information Notice No. 7/2020). The documents explain the remedies available against a failure to meet a time limit for a communication addressed to WIPO or in case of closure of the IP Office of a contracting party, as well as measures against possible disruptions in mail or delivery services and further advices to applicants and holders.

WIPO also released the Information Notice NO. 12/2020 on the Madrid Protocol, International Registration of Marks. The Information Notice regards the temporary measures concerning certified documents and extracts services.

ECTA addressed a request to this end to the WIPO two weeks ago (as well as to EUIPO and EPO).

National IP Offices also implemented measures in consequence of COVID-19 outbreak. For the live updates in this regard, please follow the WTR page.
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