Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the IPO declared 24 March 2020, and subsequent days until further notice, “interrupted days”. This meant that any deadlines for trade marks, including applications, which fell on an interrupted day would be extended until the IPO notified the end of the interrupted days period.
The IPO has now announced that, following a review, the interrupted days period will come to an end on 29 July 2020. This will mean that the first normal day of operation when all interrupted days deadlines expire will be Thursday 30 July 2020. To read the IPO’s announcement in full, click here.