April 28, 2020
(BRPTO’s Gazette on April 28th, 2020).
The BRPTO published on April 28th, 2020 in its Official Gazette #2573, Ordinance #166/2020, postponing the suspension of all BRPTO’s deadlines until May 15th, 2020 due to the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). As mentioned in our client alerts from March 19th, 2020 and April 14th, 2020 Ordinance #120/2020 and Ordinance #161/2020 issued on March 17th and April 14th, 2020, respectively, previously suspended all deadlines from March 16th to April 30th, 2020.
In-person meetings at the BRPTO have also been suspended for an undetermined period of time. Doubts or clarifications should be resolved through the BRPTO’s online channel.
We would like to emphasize, once again, that we are fully operational and we suggest our clients to timely comply with all deadlines within the ordinary term, whenever possible, in order to avoid unnecessary backlogs.
Ordinance #166/2020 will come into force as of May 1st, 2020.
The original Portuguese version of Ordinance #166/2020 is available here. Please contact us for the English version.