IMPORTS: $241.4 BILLION
POPULATION: 206.1 MILLION
TOTAL AREA: 8,515,767 KM2
CURRENCY: REAL (R$)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: POTUGUESE
Contracting Party of the Paris Convention: YES
Contracting Party of The Hague System: NO
Industrial Property Law 9279/96
Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure:
Multiple design applications -one application for different embodiments- available:
Yes, an application for an industrial design registration must refer to a single
object, a plurality of variations being permitted, provided that they are destined for the
same purpose and maintain between them the same preponderant distinctive characteristic, each application being limited to a maximum of 20 (twenty) variations.
Formal filing requirements:
Drawings, including all views of the object. Brief description of the object. Locarno class. Power of Attorney (neither notarisation nor legalisation required). Assignment document (neither notarisation nor legalisation required), when applicable. Priority document, when applicable.
Yes, 180 days
Registration Proceeding Outline:
Filing. Formal examination. Decision.
Nullity proceedings may be instituted ex officio or at the request of any person having a legitimate interest within 5 years from granting. A request or an ex officio institution will suspend the effects of grant of a registration if presented or published within 60 days from grant.
Average time from filing to grant:
Term of Protection and Maintenance:
25 years: initial term of 10 years renewable for 3 successive terms of 5 years.