IMPORTS: $241.4 BILLION
POPULATION: 206,1 MILLION
TOTAL AREA: 8,515,767 Km2
CURRENCY: REAL (R$)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: PORTUGUESE
Contracting Party of the Paris Convention: YES
Contracting Party of the Madrid System: NO
Trademark Law in Force:
Industrial Property Law No. 9279/1996
Nice classification, 11th edition
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.
Absolute grounds for refusal: YES
Relative grounds for refusal: YES
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.
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: