Last Saturday, the Spanish Government declared a state of emergency for a period of fifteen days, extendable if necessary, significantly limiting mobility in the country and establishing measures aimed at preserving the health of the population and preventing the spread of Covid-19, in accordance with the recommendations of the health authorities and scientists.
Remote work: our purpose is to look after the health of our employees and to promote a cooperative and collaborative behaviour towards the whole community, while continuing to serve our clients in the most efficient and secure manner. Therefore, we have decided to follow the course of action “Stay at home” and have organized ourselves to work remotely.
The judicial (Spanish Courts and Tribunals) and administrative (SPTO) deadlines have been suspended and time limits have been interrupted, so there is no need to fear for non-compliance in this regard, although we will continue working normally by executing the instructions we have been entrusted and meet deadlines set in other jurisdictions, according to the local context. EUIPO has extended all time limits expiring between 9 March 2020 and 30 April 2020 inclusive, until 1 May 2020. EPO has extended all time limits expiring on or after 15 March until 17 April 2020.
We will keep you updated on the evolution of this pandemic and the impact on our work activities, hoping that you will all continue in good health and that together we will overcome this exceptional situation.