Responding to Covid-19: Global IP update

As COVID-19 continues to take a significant toll on the entire world, the intellectual property offices and courts have relaxed deadlines and limited hearings. Below is a brief status updates on the IP regulatory bodies in Canada, France, Germany, UAE, UK, Russia, China and Singapore.

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