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【COVID-19】Delay in JPO´s Sending Notifications Due to Temporary Suspension of Acceptance of International Mails at Japan Post

January 18, 2021
Japan Patent Office

  1. Due to the global spread of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), international mail items being sent from Japan to some countries have been suspended at the Japan Post from April 2nd, 2020*1.
    (Please note that depending on the individual circumstances, the acceptance of international mail may be additionally suspended in the future to countries whose mail items are currently being accepted.)
  2. In this regard, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) announces that the international mail service suspension stated above has caused delays in its sending certified copies of Decision of Refusal and Decision of Registration for the international design applications under the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement to countries where international mail items are currently being suspended at the Japan Post.
  3. Going forward, the JPO will announce its state of sending the copies again when the acceptance of international mail is resumed.

[Last updated 18 January 2021]

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