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Ferraiuoli continues its usual business operations

By Ferraiuoli LLC - 07/04/2020
Ferraiuoli continues its usual business operations

In Puerto Rico, the Governor Wanda Vázquez issued a complete quarantine order until April 12, 2020.  This includes closures of all non-essential businesses. Nevertheless, the Puerto Rico Trademark Office continues to work as usual, since all related work is done online. The Examiners continue to evaluate trademark applications and issues office actions and Certificate of Registrations.  All deadlines in the Puerto Rico Trademark Office have been extended until April 15, 2020.   It is expected that the Governor’s quarantine order will most likely be extended for a longer period.  Therefore, it is probable that the terms in the PRTO will also be extended although no official notice has been given yet. 

As to the United States, the President declared a national emergency on March 13, 2020.  Based on this, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has extended the due dates for the following matters that were due from March 27 until April 30 for thirty additional days:  responses to Office Actions, statements of use or extensions to file statements of use, notice of oppositions, and renewals.  Moreover, the USPTO is also waiving the cost for reviving an abandoned trademark. 

Ferraiuoli continues its usual business operations as we are able to work remotely. 
 

By Ferraiuoli LLC - 07/04/2020
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Ferraiuoli LLC

Ferraiuoli LLC (FLLC) was founded in 2003 by the late Blas Ferraiuoli-Martínez, Eugenio Torres-Oyola and María Marchand-Sánchez. This group was then joined in 2004 by Fernando J. Rovira-Rullán, thus forming the founding core of FLLC. FLLC has grown exponentially since its founding from a law firm with three attorneys and a support staff of three to its current size of 54 attorneys with a support staff of 38. Also, FLLC has grown from initially being known as an intellectual property and corporate law boutique law firm to a multiservice law firm that handles most matters relevant to a business while continuing to earn praise for its leading intellectual property and corporate practices.

FLLC has been ranked as a leading law firm in Puerto Rico by the professional publication Chambers Latin America in intellectual property, corporate, bankruptcy, labor & employment, real estate, and tax law. Moreover, 17 FLLC partners have been ranked as leaders in their field by the same publication. 4 FLLC partners are ranked as leaders in Intellectual Property, no other firm has more than 2. This recognition in such a short period of time is a tribute to FLLC’s business model.

FLLC prides itself in doing its work faster and more cost-efficiently yet with the same quality as that of its main competitors. The founding name partners are available at all times to attend to client matters. Their work ethic sets the tone for the rest of the firm. FLLC’s founders’ goal has been steady from the outset: become one of the premier multiservice law firms in Puerto Rico.