In recognition of the challenges individuals and businesses are facing amidst the coronavirus outbreak, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) has made certain temporary adjustments to its practices, to ensure that parties are not adversely affected in their dealings with the Office.
It has also had to restrict some of its operations whilst its physical offices are closed, and staff are working remotely.
You can read our Q&A in the link below.
In light of the lockdown within the U.K. due to COVID-19, we ask that you do not send paper mail to our offices for the time being. Effective today, please use electronic mail so we may ensure the timely processing of your instructions and payments. Please do not follow up with confirmation paper copies by mail or courier unless we require an original document. We will advise when an original is needed. To make a payment by bank transfer, please refer to the details shown on our sales invoices.
We thank you for your cooperation.
We hope you, and your colleagues, family and friends, stay safe during these difficult times.
Dear clients, contacts and friends,
We are closely monitoring the progression of COVID-19, and how it might affect our staff, as well as our operations.
We would like to reassure you that we are well prepared as a business, and are focused on the health and safety of our employees and on continuing to provide uninterrupted, high-quality service to our clients. We are well equipped to proceed with business as usual, and the firm will continue to provide legal services while adhering to any additional guidance issued by the government, courts, and administrative agencies as it relates to COVID-19. This includes a robust Business Continuity Plan enabling remote working.
We are therefore confident that we can, and will, continue to fully support and service our clients and operate effectively throughout this crisis.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do get in touch with your usual AAT contact.