On 17 March 2020, WIPO confirmed that it will continue to operate as normal during the COVID19 outbreak. Accordingly, all deadlines are to be met as usual. However, applicants should be aware that there may be delays where actions are processed via the office of origin, if that office of origin is closed / limited.
WIPO has also announced that all events planned in March and April are now postponed.
WIPO is closely following the evolving Covid-19 situation. We remain operational and the Organization continues to liaise with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Swiss authorities and take measures, in line with their guidelines, to mitigate the effects of this situation.