UK IPO Confirm That Period Of ‘Interrupted Days’ Will Continue

On 2nd April, we explained that, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) had declared all days from 24th March to be ‘interrupted days’ until further notice.

In effect, the UK IPO extended time for compliance with certain statutory and UK IPO deadlines to an as yet unidentified date in the future – any deadline that falls on an interrupted day will automatically be considered to fall on the next uninterrupted day.

Period of interrupted days to continue

The UK IPO are continuing to monitor the position and recently announced that the period of interrupted days will continue, with the situation being reviewed once again on 28th May. If, following that review, the UK IPO announces an end to the interrupted period, two weeks’ notice will be given.

Notwithstanding this, the UK IPO remains fully operational and has encouraged parties to continue to work to the timescales as originally been set.

How Nelsons can helpPeriod interrupted days continue

Kristina Ford is a Trainee Solicitor at Nelsons.

If you require any assistance with any matters before the UK IPO or require advice as to how the latest announcement affects you or your business, please contact Kristina or another member of our Dispute Resolution team in Derby, Leicester or Nottingham on 0800 024 1976 or via our online enquiry form.