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Exceptional measures to diminish the COVID-19 consequences

By BKM | Berkemeyer - 27/03/2020
Exceptional measures to diminish the COVID-19 consequences

Amid the global crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic, on March 26, 2020, the Paraguayan Government promulgated Law No. 6524/20, which declares a state of emergency throughout the country during 2020 and establishes administrative, labor, corporate, fiscal and financial measures. The law grants extensive capacities to the Executive Power to implement such measures along the year in order to mitigate and reduce economic, financial and social consequences produced by the COVID-19. To know more about the content of the law and its diverse specifications please feel free to contact us.

Paraguay’s trademark procedures are also on stand by during this exceptional period. Following the country’s declaration of a state of emergency, the National IP Office (Dinapi) has suspended personal attention and all legal deadlines at least until April 12, 2020. Dinapi announced through a press release that it has intensified its efforts to provide online solutions for trademark and renewal applications. The Office’s IT department expects such systems to be available for the beginning of April, a much needed tool that will allow IP users to continue managing registration and renewal applications from a telecommuting standpoint.

Although BKM offices are closed, our team continues to work remotely to provide all of our services, following recommendations from the national government, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO). Professionalism, management support, appropriate security and equipment, time sovereignty, high spirit and trust guide our daily work for all of our clients.

By BKM | Berkemeyer - 27/03/2020
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BKM | Berkemeyer

Established in 1951, BKM | Berkemeyer provides expert legal services to local and foreign clients in Paraguay, gaining a global reputation for quality, expertise and professionalism.

BKM | Berkemeyer prides itself on the ability to meet clients’ needs directly, providing professional and practical advice of the highest quality through team-work and collaboration to render services in a thorough manner.

Lawyers in the firm are multilingual, speaking Spanish, English, German, French, Portuguese, Italian and Japanese, which facilitates efficient and expeditious communication.