The war in Ukraine may be an acceptable reason for granting extension of certain time limits.
Upon request in trademark and design matters, repeated extensions may be granted.
Upon request in patent applications, an extension can be granted to respond to technical orders for a total of 4 months instead of 2 months.
Time limits relating to responding in opposition cases in patent cases, cases concerning supplementary protection, patent limitation or revocation of patents will be extended by 2 months upon request.
If a missed time limit has caused loss of rights, it is possible to request restoration of expired time.