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CIPO Announces Further Deadline Extensions Responsive to COVID-19

On June 9th, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”) published an updated notice that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, deadlines falling between March 16th and July 3rd are extended to July 6th. Such deadlines include deadlines for responding to Examiner’s Reports, renewal deadlines, and any other deadline that is fixed under the Patent Act, Trademarks Act, or Industrial Design Act. This is the sixth such deadline extension that CIPO has provided to support and assist patent applicants and owners during this unprecedented time.

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