Special Bulletin Resolution 19831 of 2020

The suspension of terms before the Delegation of Jurisdictional Matter of the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce in extended.

 

On April 30, 2020, the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (the “Superintendency“), considering the health emergency situation, the mandatory preventive isolation decreed by the National Government and the difficulty of remotely accessing electronic files on industrial property infringement and antitrust matters from the Delegation for Jurisdictional Affairs, decreed Resolution 19831 of 2020 (the “Resolution“) adopting the following measures to ensure due process and effective service provision:

The Superintendency orders to extend the suspension of terms in the proceedings in progress prior to May 1, 2020 before the Delegation for Jurisdictional Affairs for violation of the rules of antitrust and infringement of industrial property rights and miscellaneous from May 1 to May 30, 2020.

Similarly, it extends the suspension of terms for the procedures to verify compliance referred to in paragraph 11 of Article 58 of Law 1480 of 2011, from May 1 and until the state of health emergency is in force.

It should be noted that for processes currently in progress before the Delegation of Jurisdictional Affairs for violation of consumer rights and for those procedures filed from March 17, 2020, through information technology and communications, the previous suspension of terms will not apply.

It is established that for the procedures for which terms are resumed, they will be advanced through information and communication technologies.

In this way, all actions, communications, notifications, hearings and proceedings will be through technological means. The memos, powers of attorney and other communications may be sent and received by e-mail in PDF format.

Similarly, a digital signature will be used for the signing of rulings or other proceedings by the judge, secretary or official. And, electronic statements and listings will be published on the Superintendency website.

It is important to note that it will be necessary for the parties, attorneys, third parties and participants in the jurisdictional processes to provide an e-mail address to receive communications and notifications.

We are looking forward to any assistance you may require in connection with the above. For this purpose, you may contact Jaime Moya (jmoya@godoyhoyos.com) or Natalia Suárez (nsuarez@godoyhoyos.com).

The above information is offered as an information service to our clients and does not constitute legal advice.