Closure of Offices: Slovenia, Spain and Syrian Arab Republic - Extension of time limits: OAPI - Reopening of Offices: Republic of Moldova and Viet Nam

May 29, 2020

The Offices of Slovenia, Spain and Syrian Arabic Republic have informed WIPO that they have been closed to the public since March 29 and 14, 2020, and April 29, 2020, respectively, and will remain closed until further notice.

The African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) has announced that all procedural time limits under the Bangui Agreement and the Annexes to that Agreement expiring between March 18 and May 31, 2020, are extended until July 15, 2020.

The Offices of Republic of Moldova and Viet Nam have also informed WIPO that they have reopened to the public as from May 4 and 5, 2020, respectively.

For further details, please refer to the Information Notice No. 17/2020 PDF, Information Notice No. 17/2020, 18/2020 PDF, Information Notice No. 18/2020, 19/2020 PDF, Information Notice No. 19/2020, 20/2020 PDF, Information Notice No. 20/2020, 21/2020 PDF, Information Notice No. 21/2020 and 22/2020 PDF, Information Notice No. 22/2020.

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