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Puerto Rico Trademark Office Extends Expiration of All Trademark Deadlines

An McV Intellectual Property Alert

March 23, 2020

As part of the measures taken by the government of Puerto Rico to control the effects and spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the Island, Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced issued Executive Order 2020-023 to close most government and private sector offices. The closing order includes the Puerto Rico Trademark Office of the Department of State.

Most trademark transactions are now filed electronically, however, with the “purpose of supporting government efforts against COVID-19 and in the interest that juridical and natural persons are able to comply with the deadlines provided in the Puerto Rico Trademarks Act of 2009, as amended, the Puerto Rico Department of State issued Circular Letter 2020-01, extending all trademark terms, deadlines and due dates until April 15, 2020.

Open this link if you wish to read Circular Letter 2020-01.

Our intellectual property team is currently working remotely,  offering seamless services to our clients in trademarks and other IP related matters. They are accessible by email or by phone.

The content of this McV Alert has been prepared for information purposes only. It is not intended as, and does not constitute, either legal advice or solicitation of any prospective client. An attorney-client relationship with McConnell Valdés LLC cannot be formed by reading or responding to this McV Alert. Such a relationship may be formed only by express agreement with McConnell Valdés LLC.

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