The BRPTO published on May 12th, 2020 in its Official Gazette #2575, Ordinance #179/2020, extending the suspension of BRPTO’s deadlines until May 31st, 2020 due to the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). As mentioned in our client alerts from March 19th, 2020, April 14th, 2020 and from April 28th, 2020, related to Ordinances #120/2020, #161/2020 and #166/2020, respectively, all deadlines were previously suspended from March 16th to May 15th, 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 #179/2020 will come into force as of May 15th, 2020.
The original Portuguese version of Ordinance #179/2020 is available here. Please contact us for the English version.