Update from IP Australia about free streamlined extensions of time for COVID-19 until 28 Feb

Updated: Feb 15, 2021

What is a streamed extension of time?

This is a period that you can extend the time to respond to an office deadline if you are affected by COVID-19. You can apply for a free streamed extension for a period of up to 3 months or further if required.

When can you request a streamlined extension?

IP Australia Office has advised that the deadline of a streamlined extension has been further extended until 28 Feb 2021. This period can be extended further, and IP Australia Office will inform at least one week before the extension of time is ended.

Note that:

· You still can request for extension after the streamlined extensions but it will be not actioned under the streamlined process.

· Some periods you cannot use streamlined extensions including:

(This information is from IP Australia Notice)

Still want to find more information about extensions of time?

· If you has been impacted by COVID-19 and require assistance with your trademark rights, feel free to contact us at ngan.tran@maygusttrademarks.com.au

· Or you can check out information at: IP Australia

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