Costa Rica

Status of Trademark Office (TMO)

50% reduction in personnel without a defined date to return to 100% operational.

Suspension of calculation of legal terms

No.

Emergency measures decreed by the Government and other considerations

Only vehicle restriction from 7pm to 5am.

Guatemala

Status of Trademark Office (TMO)

The full operation of the Trademark Office will be restored until further notice.

Suspension of calculation of legal terms

In accordance with Decree 12-2020 of the Guatemala Congress, effective as of April 2, 2020, all administrative deadlines were suspended for a period of three months. However, the applicant could file documents before the expiration of the three months.

Emergency measures decreed by the Government and other considerations

State of Public Calamity until June 4. Restriction to free movement , from 6pm to 4am until further notice. Borders are closed.

El Salvador

Status of Trademark Office (TMO)

TMO closed since March 20 until further notice.

Suspension of calculation of legal terms

Legal terms were suspended until May 16.

Emergency measures decreed by the Government and other considerations

State of Emergency with general curfe until May 16. Borders are closed.

Honduras

Status of Trademark Office (TMO)

Due to the closing of the Trademark Office, the filing of new trademark applications has been electronically enabled as of April 27. Likewise, as of May 4, it is possible to file trademark renewal applications in the electronic web page of the TMO. The renewal applications that can be filed are for the expired registrations during the period of closure of the TMO (since March 16) and for all trademark registrations that are close to expire.
The Office will enable all its services until further notice.

Suspension of calculation of legal terms

No Decree has been issued, but due to force majeure and the curfew, it is not possible to comply with administrative and judicial deadlines, therefore, all closing days of the Trademark Office will be taken as non-working days.

Emergency measures decreed by the Government and other considerations

State of Public Calamity with restriction to free movement until May 17 .Borders are closed.

Nicaragua

Status of Trademark Office (TMO)

There are no provisions of closing the Office.

Suspension of calculation of legal terms

No

Emergency measures decreed by the Government and other considerations

There are no health and safety measures issued by the Government; prevention measures are being taken by private companies.

*The aforementioned terms are subject to change by government regulations.

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