Dear Clients, Colleagues and Associates. We wish you the very best over this period and that you stay healthy and safe.

Williams Powell is running as a virtual office with full and uninterrupted access to all our office systems. We are also very fortunate in being able to have one or more members of staff visit the office as needed.

There is no change in the way we interact with you. Our telephone systems, emails, conference calling facilities will continue to run as usual and you should see no difference with the way operate.

The UKIPO, EPO and EUIPO have implemented extensions to time limits for a period and we expect this to change over time. However, we intend to continue operating as normal, respecting the statutory and Office set deadlines unless any of the extensions available will be beneficial to our clients in any particular circumstances. Please let us know if you or any of your clients miss any deadline because of the current situation and we will do whatever is possible to secure your client's IP positions.

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

With our best wishes,

The WILLIAMS POWELL Team