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news 30 Mar 2020

Consequences of corona measures at official IP authorities in the Netherlands and Belgium

NLO will monitor any developments at all the official bodies. We are here to provide advice and support whenever you need us. Please do not hesitate to contact your NLO liaison if you have any questions.

The Netherlands Patents

At this time, the Netherlands Patent Office is operating at nearly full force. The process of filing applications and documents continues. Because of current government measures that may lead to restrictions for businesses and authorities, the Netherlands Patent Office has introduced a number of changes. For up-to-date information from the Netherlands Patent Office, please visit: https://english.rvo.nl/news/coronavirus-consequences-patent-granting-netherlands .

 

Belgium Patents

The Belgian Office for Intellectual Property will take any measures possible and use any available flexibility within the applicable legislation to alleviate or eliminate the potential adverse consequences of the current circumstances for users. For up-to-date information from the Belgian Office for Property, please visit: https://economie.fgov.be/nl/nieuws/effecten-van-covid-19-op-de .

 

Benelux Trademarks

The Benelux Office for Intellectual Property has also taken measures; deadlines, for instance, have been postponed. For more information from the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property, please visit: https://www.boip.int/en/entrepreneurs/news/boip-takes-measures-to-combat-coronavirus .