IPStyle Work Updates Due to Covid-19

2020-03-24

Due to the global health situation and restrictions imposed worldwide, we would like to update you on our work process.

Officially quarantine in Ukraine continues until at least April 24. Taking care of our team, clients, and partners, IPStyle is currently working remotely. We still remain fully operational and at your disposal for providing any IP related assistance needed. Also, all the relevant government agencies suspended direct contacts with applicants or their representatives, but still, accept all the documents via online systems.

How is work organized during this period in Ukraine?

  • Ukrainian IP Office continues to accept applications and other documents online or by mail.
  • For the current point, there is no official notification as for the court hearings, but on practice they are being postponed.
  • No deadlines have been extended.

In the Russian Federation, quarantine continues until at least April 15. For this period:

  • Russian IP Office continues to accept applications and correspondence via electronic services or by mail.
  • Hearings at the Chamber for Patent Disputes will be held remotely as teleconferences until May 8.
  • No deadlines have been extended.

Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO) limits access to its premises until April 15. For this period:

  • All documents can be submitted via EAPO-Online system, by email or through an FTP server, as well as by mail.
  • No deadlines have been extended.

In Kazakhstan, the quarantine continues until at least April 15. In this period:

  • Kazakhstan IP Office continues to accept applications and documents online via email or by post.
  • Hearings in courts will be held remotely via video-conferences.
  • No deadlines have been extended.

Belarusian IP Office also imposed restrictions as for personal contacts, but the procedure of filing applications or other documents and the deadlines remain unchanged at the moment.

If you have additional questions, you can always contact the IPStyle team via office@ipstyle.net.

We will keep you updated and you, in the meantime, take care of yourself!