The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) published the following notices in the Electronic Official Bulletin No. 2657, of March 17, 2020:
- Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak, deadlines are temporarily suspended from March 16, 2020 to April 14, 2020. In addition, the Office authorized remote working for public officers and announced that face-to-face services are not available as of March 16, 2020.
- In regards to the Madrid Protocol in Brazil, the implementation of the registration of (a) multiclass trademarks; and (b) co-owned trademarks was postponed without further notice. In turn, the division of trademark applications and registrations is expected to be fully operating as of September 14, 2020.
We will continue to provide legal updates as needed to our clients and colleagues worldwide, and wish you to stay healthy and safe.
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* Content prepared in cooperation with Trench Rossi Watanabe, a Brazilian law firm. Please contact Paula Balduino for inquiries.