ARGENTINA: Resumption of INPI´s deadlines


Resumption of INPI´s deadlines

On November 24, 2020 the National Institute of Intellectual Property (INPI) published Resolution No. 194/2020 establishing the resumption of deadlines in all INPI´s proceedings as of December 14, 2020.

According to National Decree 876/2020 that established the resumption of administrative deadlines as of November 30, 2020, INPI issued the aforementioned Resolution to terminate the exceptional measure (extended on successive occasions) that suspended the course of the terms in all proceedings as of March 12, 2020. However, considering the particularities of Intellectual Property rights, INPI has granted a grace period of 15 days so that the terms can be resumed from December 14, 2020.

Please note that, in those cases that had terms running at the beginning of the suspension, only the remaining days should be counted. In those cases where the notification was served during the suspension stage, the full term will start to run from the aforementioned date.

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