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IP Office reaches nearly 100 percent of its procedures online


Online procedures at the Honduras Directorate General of Intellectual Property (DIGEPIH, for its Spanish acronym) reached nearly 100 percent since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the institution to digitalize most of its operations.

According to an article of La Prensa, at the end of 2020 98 percent of the DIGEPIH procedures were carried online by its users, regarding trademark, patents, industrial designs and copyrights, among others.

In the context of the crisis and quarantine caused by the COVID-19 throughout the globe, electronic means took a key role. In Honduras legal tools such as the Electronic Commerce Law and the electronic signature were strengthen through their use among public institutions and the population due to the series of restrictions faced because of the pandemic.

Payment gateways, electronic wallets and online electronic platforms summed up a very much improved Honduran digital environment which facilitated procedures and transactions while staying at home to manage the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, as many public institutions have adapted to digital platforms for agendas, schedules, issuance of documents and procedures.

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