Update from IP Australia about free streamlined extensions of time for COVID-19 until 31 March

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 31 March 2021.

Note that:

· You still can request for extension after the streamlined extensions after 31 March but then it will be considered case-by-case basic with the Registrar.

· Some periods you cannot use streamlined extensions such as the payment of renewal fees.

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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