TRADEMARKS

BRAZIL

GDP: $2,346 BILLION
IMPORTS: $241.4 BILLION
POPULATION: 206,1 MILLION
TOTAL AREA: 8,515,767 Km2
CURRENCY: REAL (R$)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: PORTUGUESE
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WIPO-administered Treaties:

Contracting Party of the Paris Convention: YES
Contracting Party of the Madrid System: NO

Trademark Law in Force:

Industrial Property Law No. 9279/1996

Classification:

Nice classification, 11th edition

Multiclass Applications:

Not possible

Registrable Trademarks:

words, names, acronyms, letters, numbers, devices, combination of colors, three-dimensional
forms and any combination of the mentioned signs.

Formal filing requirements:

• Power of Attorney merely signed (no legalization and no notarization required) within 60 days from filing date.
• Copy of priority application and its translation into Portuguese within 120 days from filing.

Examination:

Absolute grounds for refusal: YES
Relative grounds for refusal: YES

Opposition period:

60 days from publication date

Average time from filing to grant:

Approximately 3 years unless any obstacles were raised.

Term of protection:

10 years from the date of registration.

Use requirements:

YES. The cancellation can be requested if the trademark has not been used for a time period of 5 years, counting from the date of registration. (Partial cancellation action possible)

Grace period for renewal:

6 months

Link to Trademark Office:

http://www.inpi.gov.br/

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