With what is happening in the world at the moment, many registries put in place measures to deal with the impact of COVID-19. In order to keep track, full details of the current situation per country are listed in the table below which is updated on a regular basis in view of the rapidly evolving global pandemic.
|Country||Extension of deadlines|
|Singapore||The registry is closed but the online filing system continues to be fully operational. All deadlines between 7th April 2020 and 4th June 2020 are extended to 5th June 2020.|
|Malaysia||All manual filings are suspended until 9th June 2020. Responses to office actions and all deadlines related to appeals, objections, oppositions and any applicable payment are extended till 16th June 2020. Renewals of industrial designs and trademark registrations are extended to 16th June 2020.|
|Indonesia||All manual filings are suspended and all deadlines related to formality requirements falling between 23th March 2020 and 13th May 2020 are extended until further notice.|
|Philippines||All the deadlines due between 1st April and 30th June 2020, related to papers, payments, pleadings and documents, are now deemed extended until 30th July 2020.
|Thailand||Any filing deadlines that are missed can be extended if it can be established that the deadlines have been missed as an effect of the COVID-19 situation and if the extension requests, along with the supporting evidence, are filed within 15 days after the COVID-19 related cause of delays has ceased.|
|Vietnam||All deadlines between 30th March 2020 and 30th April 2020 will be automatically extended to 30th May 2020.|
|Cambodia||No change for now|
|Laos||No change for now|
|Myanmar||No change for now|
|Brunei||No change for now|
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