is a member of the International Patent Convention and of
filing of a PCT National Phase application in Brazil costs,
on average, about US$ 3000.00 (as of January 2008) inclusive
of the filing of a preliminary amendment to bring the claims
into conformity with local patent law. To this must be added
Portuguese translation charges of about US$ 25.00 per 100
words of the specification, claims, abstract and drawings.
Sometime thereafter, substantive examination must be requested
at a cost of about US$ 1 500.00 plus about US$ 12.00 per
claim over 10. If the Examiner objects to some or all of
the claims, prosecution costs of at least US$ 1 500.00 can
be expected. Should the Examiner accept the application,
publication and grant costs of about US$ 800.00 will be
click on the title "Foreign
Filings and the PCT" for general information on foreign
is a member of the Paris Convention for the Protection of
Brazilian industrial design relates to any ornamental three-dimensional
form of an object, or any ornamental arrangement of lines
and colours that may be applied to a product, which provides
a new and original visual result in its external configuration
and which may serve as a model for industrial manufacture.
The requirement for design protection is that the design
must be new and original. A design is considered new if
it is not part of the state of the art before application,
i.e. not available to the public anywhere in the world.
Furthermore, a design will be considered original if it
results in a visual configuration which is distinctive when
compared to other prior objects. This visual result may
be the result of a combination of known elements.
from design protection is the common or ordinary shape of
an object or the shape necessitating the function of the
are examined as to formal requirements only, but during
the term of the registration of the design the owner may
request a substantive examination as to novelty and originality.
duration of a Brazilian design is 25 years, subject to a
more information about Brazilian design applications, please
contact us via the "contact us" link.
click on the title "Foreign
Design Applications" for general information on foreign
is a member of the Paris Convention under which any resident
of a Convention country is entitled to claim the priority
date of a first application made in a convention country
as that of any subsequent application in any other Convention
country within a 6 month period.
Brazilian trademark is defined as any mark usable to distinguish
a product or service from an identical or similar product
or service having a different origin.
Upon filing a Brazilian trademark application, it is subjected
to a formal examination where the application is examined
as to the formal requirements only. If all the requirements
are met, the application is advertised with an opposition
period of 60 days. After the expiry of the 60 day period,
the application is subjected to a substantive examination
whereafter grant follows.
Brazilian trademark is valid for a period of 10 years from
date of grant thereof renewable indefinitely.
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