Coronavirus: deadlines for trademarks and designs

We understand that the coronavirus causes difficulties for customers and therefore want to support applicants in all ways permitted by law.

Below you will find more instructions on the deadlines.

Trademarks

The deadlines for filing material or statements, or for correcting deficiencies, are set out in the Finnish Trademarks Act. Therefore, we cannot change the deadlines.

We will take into account the exceptional situation caused by the coronavirus when we consider deadline extensions. We extend deadlines easier if the customer cannot act by the deadline due to the coronavirus. Customers must pay an extension fee for each extension request.

We cannot extend the absolute deadlines for renewing trademarks or for submitting oppositions against registered trademarks.

Designs

The deadlines for filing material or statements, or for correcting deficiencies, are set out in our design right regulations. In this situation, we consider that there is no need to change the regulations.

We will take into account the exceptional situation caused by the coronavirus when we consider deadline extensions. We extend deadlines easier if the customer cannot act by the deadline due to the coronavirus.

We cannot extend the absolute deadlines for renewing design registrations or for submitting oppositions against registered designs.

EUIPO and WIPO: coronavirus updates

Read the announcement on the EUIPO website.
Read the announcement on the WIPO website.

For more information, please contact:
Ms Tuulimarja Myllymäki
Head Legal Adviser
Tel. +358 29 509 5399
Email: firstname.lastname@prh.fi

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Latest update 27.03.2020