Extension of deadlines for trademarks and designs matters in Southeast Asia

extension of deadlines for trademarks and designs matters in South-East Asia IPHub Asia

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.

CountryExtension of deadlines
SingaporeThe 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.
MalaysiaAll 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.
IndonesiaAll 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.
PhilippinesAll 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.
ThailandAny 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.
VietnamAll deadlines between 30th March 2020 and 30th April 2020 will be automatically extended to 30th May 2020.
CambodiaNo change for now
LaosNo change for now
MyanmarNo change for now
BruneiNo change for now

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As Founder and Managing Director of IPHub Asia, Dorothée is passionate about trademarks and the importance they hold in any business – small or large, in the Asian ecosystem. She has been living in Asia since 2003 and is up-to-date with the legislative changes of each country with regard to trademarks and other IP rights. She also enjoys visiting the South-East Asian region and is eager to discover new ways of doing business, embrace other cultures and meet new and disruptive entrepreneurs.

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