Client Alert

BRPTO deadlines between September 16 and September 25, 2020, are suspended due to system failure
(Federal Register of September 25, 2020)

All BRPTO deadlines falling between September 16 and September 25, 2020, have been suspended because its e-filing and searching systems were unavailable during this period.

The BRPTO published on September 25, 2020, in the Brazilian Federal Register #185, Ordinance #334/2020, suspending all BRPTO’s deadlines due to problems with their e-filing and searching system, previously mentioned in our client alert from September 18, 2020.

According to this ordinance, BRPTO deadlines that fall between September 16 and September 25, 2020, will be resumed from whence left off, with the remaining time counted from the start of the suspension period.

Ordinance #334/2020 came into force on September 25, 2020. Its original Portuguese version is available here. Please contact us for the English version.

If you have questions or need updates regarding this matter, contact us at patents@lickslegal.com.

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