DESIGNS

BRAZIL

GDP: $2.346 BILLION
IMPORTS: $241.4 BILLION
POPULATION: 206.1 MILLION
TOTAL AREA: 8,515,767 KM2
CURRENCY: REAL (R$)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: POTUGUESE
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WIPO-administered Treaties:

Contracting Party of the Paris Convention: YES

Contracting Party of The Hague System: NO

Applicable Law:

Industrial Property Law 9279/96

Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure:

180 days

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.

Locarno classification:

Yes

Deferred publication:

Yes, 180 days

Registration Proceeding Outline:

Filing. Formal examination. Decision.

Opposition:

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:

1-2 years

Term of Protection and Maintenance:

25 years: initial term of 10 years renewable for 3 successive terms of 5 years.

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