International Intellectual Property Offices, in recognition of the extraordinary circumstances resulting from COVID-19, have output guidance for various relief measures available to applicants and IP owners. These measures do not affect deadlines or other requirements set by statute. Detailed information is available at the links below:

US Patent and Trademark Office: Relief Available to Patent and Trademark Applicants, Patentees and Trademark Owners Affected by the Coronavirus Outbreak.

European Patent Office: Notice from the European Patent Office dated 15 March 2020 concerning the disruptions due to the COVID-19 outbreak.