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General communication - COVID 19: Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador

By MAYORA IP - 16/06/2020

Dear Clients:

We wish that this communication finds you in good health, as well as your families and teams.

Guatemala

As from April 13, 2020, the Patent and Trademark Office remains open. 

Legal terms following any decision or act by the PTO remain suspended until June 29th, 2020. Notifications of new oppositions, as well as any resolution which triggers a legal term and affects third parties’ rights remain suspended.

Regarding the computation of the judicial terms and deadlines, all remain legally suspended (except from certain constitutional injunctive proceedings). The activity of civil and criminal courts is limited to matters of urgent nature or constitutional matter
 
Honduras

Mandatory general closure remains until Sunday, June 28th, 2020

The Honduran Trademark and Patent Office (PTO) continues to be closed. Therefore, all deadlines are in suspension

Notwithstanding, as from June 2nd, 2020, the following is available: 

-Filing of new trademark and patent applications electronically is now available.
-Filings regarding assignments, change of names or address.
-Trademark Annuity and maintenance fees.
-Trademark Searches. 

Regarding the computation of the judicial and administrative terms and deadlines, they remain suspended until June 28th, 2020

El Salvador

The Intellectual Property Registry (PTO) has resumed its activities and is open to the public as from June 16th, 2020

The filing of all type of applications is now possible, except for the consultation of physical records. 

Regarding the computation of administrative terms and deadlines, its computation is now continued as from June 16th, 2020, until the remaining days of the legal deadline in question concludes. Thus, the new legal deadline date will depend on the type of legal deadline and the date when the legal deadline began to be computed prior to March 16th, 2020. We encourage all to seek legal advise to determine the exact date of all such deadlines.

Mayora IP 

By MAYORA IP - 16/06/2020
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MAYORA IP

MAYORA IP, S.A., a sister firm of Mayora & Mayora, with an established practice for more than 50 years, takes pride in its unfailing commitment to excellence and for strategically managing, protecting, and enforcing intangible assets.

Driven by the legacy and memory of its founding partner, Eduardo Mayora Dawe, MAYORA IP advises its clients to acquire, manage, and protect their intellectual property.

Its team of lawyers and paralegals work in the areas of patents, trademarks, trade dress, domain names and copyrights, and regularly counsels on procurement, prosecution,enforcement, licensing, and litigation.

MAYORA IP is proud to share that after three years of providing services in Honduras and having just completed two years of services in El Salvador, the legacy of its founding partner, Eduardo Mayora Dawe, does not cease to grow.