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Decree-Law No 6673/63 on Industrial Designs and Models, as amended by Law 27.444/18, Resolution 250/18, Resolution 252/18 and Decree 353/2019
Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure:
Multiple design applications -one application for different embodiments-available:
Multiple designs are allowed. Up to 20 designs provided that must fall under the same Locarno Classification.
Formal filing requirements:
Identification of the applicant. Description (optional); Drawings; Priority document, when applicable. Power of Attorney.
No publication takes place (though pending regulation).
Registration Proceeding Outline:
Filing. Formal examination. Decision.
No. A registration may only be cancelled when made by a person other than its author or contrary to the applicable Decree.
Average time from filing to grant:
From 1 week to a maximum 3 months if priority is claimed (will depend on meeting the applicable deadlines (i.e., filing of POA, priority document + translation, answering to office action).
Term of Protection and Maintenance:
10 years (plus 2 renewal terms of 5 years each).