U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Extends Deadlines

April 29, 2020 | Intellectual Property News, Legal News

The USPTO has issued additional guidelines and procedures to address the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act) that additionally extend some deadlines until June 1, 2020. The details for patent situations are available in a USPTO Patent Notice.  The details for trademark situations are available in a USPTO Trademark Notice.  These new notices supercede the prior notices announced March 31st. In many situations, these revised procedures include extensions of 30 days when accompanied by a statement that shows that the delay was due to being personally affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The particular situations are defined in these notices.

The USPTO remains open electronically for the filing of documents and fees. More information generally regarding USPTO notices during this Coronavirus breakout can be found on the USPTO website. Please contact us with any questions.