Outbreak of Covid-19

Inspicos remains in operation

Like in many other countries, public life in Denmark is severely affected by the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus.

Inspicos remains in operation, with nearly all of our attorneys and staff working remotely. We are reachable via email, and our phone lines are open.

With regard to upcoming deadlines and oral proceedings, we inform clients and partners as follows:

  • Following an official EPO communication dispatched on 15th March 2020, all EPO deadlines expiring between 15th March and 17th April 2020 are automatically extended until 17th April 2020.
  • No oral proceedings will be held at the EPO until 17th April 2020 (first instance). No oral proceedings will take place in the Boards of Appeal until 30 April 2020. Oral proceedings before the examining and opposition divisions may, however, still take place if they have already been confirmed to take place by means of videoconferencing.
  • Deadlines in proceedings before the United States and Danish Patent and Trademark Offices will not be extended as a consequence of the Covid-19 outbreak. The DKPTO has, however, communicated that it is flexibly minded with respect to the granting of extensions of time.
  • The USPTO is waiving petition fees in certain situations for customers impacted by the coronavirus.



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