As the automatic extension to deadlines at the UK IPO comes to an end on 30th July, the UK IPO has confirmed that there will be a temporary fee change from 30 July 2020 to 31 March 2021. 

There will be no official fees for extensions of times or reinstatement or restoration of a trade mark, patent or design. Nor will there be a surcharge for payment of a patent application fee after the date of filing or late renewal surcharge fee for patents and designs. For late renewal of a trade mark, the surcharge will be £1. 

The aim of the fee change is to support businesses during this time and encourage the maintenance of IP.