UK-IPO Deadline Update

‌Interrupted days extended until 28 May

The UK-IPO reviewed the interrupted days on 7 May and have decided to continue with the period of interruption. They will review again on 28 May.

An ‘interrupted day’ is a day in which the normal course of business at the IPO is not possible.

This means that most deadlines for


supplementary protection certificates,

trade marks,


and applications for these rights, which fall on an interrupted day will be extended. To help rights holders, businesses and IP professionals plan ahead, they will provide a minimum of 2 weeks’ notice before ending the interrupted days period.