Dear Friends and Colleagues ,
We would like to hold our thoughts to all those affected by the Covid-19 and to wish you, your friends and families good health.
We have been continuously monitoring the global outbreak and while it is rapidly changing, we have taken necessary measures to protect our team and help the community throughout the containment and mitigation process by working remotely since March 17th with full and secure access to our systems.
VilelaCoelho is operating without any disruption and our clients will continue to be provided with our high-quality services.
We are committed to keep you updated by informing any restriction measures placed by the Brazilian Government. Here are the latest official announcements:
- The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office has suspended all deadlines falling between March 16th and April 14th. Any deadlines falling within that time will be extended to April 14th.
- Pursuant the recommendation of the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa), the Brazilian Government has temporarily restricted the entrance of foreigners coming from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, French Guiana, Guiana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela.
- The Brazilian Legislative Branch approved, on March 20th, a decree recognizing National State Emergency in view of the Covid-19 outbreak.
- Sao Paulo State Governor has determined quarantine for all non-essential services in the State of Sao Paulo from March 24th through April 7th. Such a measure may be extended.