HGF offices and COVID-19 deadlines

September 2020

HGF continues to remain fully operational with the majority of staff working remotely due to the ongoing situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

As some of our offices remain physically closed, we do not have guaranteed access to documents and correspondence sent by post. Please do not send any documents by post without checking with us first. For all matters, please contact us by email or telephone in the first instance. When sending us instructions always send a copy by email to docketing@hgf.com and ensure you receive a personal acknowledgement of receipt. 

Official Intellectual Property offices in the jurisdictions in which HGF operates also continue to remain fully operational. Some may still offer extensions to deadlines for exceptional circumstance in order to support applicants and their attorneys who have been adversely affected by the pandemic. Links to IPO COVID-19 information can be found below. Please contact us to check the deadline of any specific time limit you may need to extend as different rules are applied in each jurisdiction and it is possible there are some legal exceptions.

If you need any urgent assistance, please call us on +44(0) 113 233 0100

IPO 

EPO

EUIPO

WIPO

UKIPO

(UK)

DPMA

(Germany) 

RVO

(Netherlands)

BOIP

(Benelux)

ÖPA

(Austria)

IPOI

Ireland