Considering the contingency measures adopted to prevent the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, both federal and local jurisdictional authorities, have suspended their activities from March 18 to April 19, 2020, as well as decreed that no procedural terms will run during said period.
It should be mentioned that, such suspension and interruption of procedural deadlines include:
- Supreme Court of Justice
- Collegiate Circuit Courts
- Single-judge Circuit Courts
- District Courts
- Civil and Commercial Courts
- Federal Court of Administrative Affairs, including the Special Chamber for Intellectual Property Matters and the Special Chamber for Environmental and Regulatory Matters.
Regarding the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI), the Federal Copyright Office (INDAUTOR), the Federal Commission on Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS) and the Consumer's Protection Bureau (PROFECO) it is important to mention that the activities of said institutions are officially continuing in a normal manner and, therefore, the suspension of the procedural terms and deadlines of these institutions, has not yet been declared.
OLIVARES will keep monitoring and will keep you informed of any changes.
The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances.