May 14, 2020
Further to our last communication concerning the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) extending deadlines to May 19, 2020, we report that CIPO has now extended its deadline to the last day of May, 2020. Any deadline falling between March 16 and May 31, 2020 will be designated under the Patent Act, Trademarks Act and Industrial Design Act as a day where any time period ending on one of those dates is extended to the next day. This means that, effectively, any deadlines for Canadian applications falling within that period are extended to June 1, 2020. Further details can be found on CIPO’s operations and services.
We will continue to watch the situation with CIPO closely and if there are any further changes to its operations and services, we will let you know.
In the meantime, we wish all of our clients and colleagues, their families and friends to stay safe during these difficult times.