As a result of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic disruptions, the European Patent Office (EPO) has issued a further notice to provide additional safeguards for users of the European patent system.

Specifically, in the notice of 1 May 2020, the EPO further extends periods expiring on or after 15 March 2020 to 2 June 2020. Although many sources, including the EPO, state that "All time limits expiring on or after 15 March 2020 are further extended until 2 June 2020", please note that not all deadlines are extendable. Therefore, it is imperative that before you rely on this 'COVID-19 extension', you consult a patent attorney to ensure the particular deadline is in fact extended by this provision. 

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