The Indian IP Office (CGPDTM) has clarified its position regarding the suspension of deadlines during the covid-19 crisis. According to law firm Remfry & Sagar, the registry has been challenged in court by the Intellectual Property Attorneys Association (IPAA) over its handling of extensions. The Delhi High Court recently "came down harshly" on the registry, and "expressed displeasure" at the CGPDTM "disregarding" recent rulings, and "re-iterated that no court, tribunal or authority could impose timelines on the limitation period, even if prescribed under a special statute, in violation of an apex court ruling". Therefore, all deadlines at the Indian registry are extended until further notice.
The Mexican IP Office (IMPI) has re-opened its doors following a period of closure. Since 6 July 2020, the IMPI restarted activities, a move that occurred a week before the resumption of deadlines. Crucially, though, the IMPI confirmed that all procedures at the office can now be conducted online rather than needing to attend the physical premises.