The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has now updated its Service and Website Interruptions page to inform the public of a new, and final, deadline extension in response to the ongoing health crisis.
In response to the ongoing health crisis, CIPO had extended certain deadlines falling between March 16, 2020 and August 7, 2020 to August 10, 2020. These extensions had been implemented successively as CIPO monitored the health crisis.
The CIPO has now announced that they will no longer be implementing successive extensions and that the final extension ends on August 21, 2020.
We recommend that, where possible, clients should aim to meet the original deadlines.
* This is an update to our previous alerts on this topic.