Due to a serious breakdown in the information technology system of the Portuguese IP Office (INPI), no Industrial property Bulletins were published from 13 August 2018 (bulletin No. 155) to 4 September (bulletin No. 170).
The publication was resumed on 5 September (bulletin No. 171) but with limitations as to the amount of published data.
Computer constraints also prevented B2B communications, payments through current accounts, viewing the online state of the acts, as well as the receipt of email messages confirming the reception, by the INPI, of the acts carried out through electronic filing. This last feature (confirmation of acts) was reactivated in early September.