Update depending on the information provided. Covers the jurisdictions where Inventa International operates.
Algeria - National Institute of Industrial Property is open but with limited service hours. More info.
Angola - The Angolan Patent and Trademark Office announced the resumption of its activities since April, 27, although with some operating restrictions. More info.
ARIPO (African Regional Intellectual Property Organization) - Office operational but close to the public. Users are encouraged to use 24-hour online services to file applications and make online payments. More info.
Botswana - Closed and will not be receiving any payments pertaining to intellectual property. More info.
Cape Verde - IGQPI open, since May 18. In Santiago island, the state of emergency was extended until May 29, however, some services opened doors in advance.
Djibouti - PTO open with conditional services, until new information.
Egypt - Office operational but with constraints to the public. Users are encouraged to contact by email or telephone.
Ethiopia - Operational.
Ghana - Industrial Property Office has resumed its activity, however, any meetings are still suspended thus will be resumed accordingly.
Kenya - KIPI remains open, however, with essential services. Applicants are requested to file applications and other documents by email.
Lesotho - Until further notice, The Trademarks Registry and most other institutions in Lesotho are closed.
Liberia - PTO closed, until further notice.
Libya - PTO in partial operation, with reduced hours.
Madagascar - The Malagasy Industrial Property Office (OMAPI) has reopened to the public since June, 2 and the working hours were rescheduled from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm.
Mauritius - National Confinement extended until June, 01.
Morocco - Operational.
Nigeria - Operational, but with a gradual easing of the lockdown in Lagos and Abuja until June, 29.
OAPI (African Organization of Intellectual Property) - All deadlines between May 1 and May 31 extended until July 15. OAPI working hours were rescheduled from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm. More info.
Kenya - Operational. IPO open from 9 am – 4 pm.
Sao Tome and Principe - National Confinement until May, 17.
South Africa - Patent and Trademarks Office open since May, 4.
Sudan - Sudan Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) closed. Employees are working remotely.
Tunisia - INNORPI resumed partial activity. Working hours were rescheduled from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm.
Zimbabwe - National lockdown extended indefinitely. The Intellectual Property Institute is closed to the public.
European Patent Office (EPO) - Operational.
European Union Intellectual Property Institute (EUIPO) - The Office is open and continues to receive and process trademark and design applications.
Portugal - Working remotely. All National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) services are only available online, until December 31, 2020.
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) - WIPO premises are closed to the public, but in full operation with remote working.
Macao - PTO in full operation.
East Timor - Publications in local newspaper without restrictions.