The Angolan Patent and Trademark Office has announced by Notification n.º 7/2020, the resumption of its activities from April 27.
This Notification follows the Presidential Decree No. 120/20, of April 24 which, despite extending the state of emergency, provides in its Article 14 the reopening of the Public Services and foresees some security measures.
In particular, the working hours are, from April 27 and during this period, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, the permanent staff is limited to 50%, working in a rotate basis, and the social distance and some biosecurity measures will need to be respected.
Albeit these restrictions, the Angolan Patent and Trademark Office resumed its activities, enabling the performance of any acts by the IP holders and its representatives.
We will continue to follow closely the situation and will keep you informed of any changes. Should you require any additional information or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us.