For its part, the European Patent Office (EPO) issued on 15 March 2020 a Notice extending until 17 April 2020 all deadlines expiring on or after 15 March 2020.
The deadline could be extended further by the publication of another Notice if “the dislocation extends beyond” 17 April.
This measure is based upon Rule134(2) of the European Patent Convention.
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