Trademark Brazil 2018-04-18T11:53:48+00:00

A trademark is a distinctive sign, symbol or expression used to identify the products or services of a company from those of another. It guarantees the genuineness of a product or service and gives its holder the legal rights to avoid their trademark’s unauthorized use.

  • It is the only way of obtaining rights to a trademark.
  • It provides national and/or local protection.
  • You can demonstrate the ownership of a trademark.
  • Other people are discouraged from using a trademark unlawfully.
  • Trademarks allow your business to effectively utilize social media and encourage your customers to find you easily.
  • The person who uses your registered trademark will be presumed to be a willful infringer. If it is not associated with Brazil trademark assignment, you are entitled to reimbursement to recover monetary damages caused by the infringement.
  • If you don’t register your sign or any other expression in the Brazil trademark office while someone else does this with a trademark very similar to yours, you’ll have to change its name and spend a lot of money on dealing with advertising issues. It’s also possible that you lose your customers.
  • Words
  • Names
  • Devices
  • Certain three-dimensional shapes
  • Colors
  • Trade dress/get-up

Trademark protection in the country lasts 10 years from the granting date. You can apply for Brazil trademark renewal indefinitely every 10 years. An application must be filed within 12 months before the expiration date.

The approximate time from application to registration (in case of prosecution without opposition) is between 24 and 36 months.

An application is published for opposition purposes before its formal examination. The opposition period starts immediately after the publication in the Official Bulletin and lasts 60 days.

  • Name and address of an applicant.
  • State or country of incorporation.
  • Trademark description.
  • List of goods or services provided.
  • Trademark representation.
  • Power of attorney (it may be a soft copy).
  • Statement of business activity.
  • Official filing fee.
  • Priority claim documents (if any).

In Argentina the Power of Attorney must be:

  1. Signed.
  2. Notarized.
  3. Apostilled.
  4. Scanned to us.
  5. Sent to the PTO (physical document).

Actual use is not required for application in Brazil.

  • Joint applicants are not permitted in the country.
  • Actual use is not required for an application.
  • The list of goods and services may specify common commercial names for the specific goods or services of interest and the relevant alphabetical class listing.
  • The Nice Classification System is used in Brazil.
  • All documents must be translated into Portuguese.
  • The type of registration available is national.
  • Brazil is a member of the Paris Convention, the Nairobi Treaty, and the Vienna Agreement.
  • Brazil is a party to neither the Madrid Agreement nor the Madrid Protocol and may not be designated in international applications.
  • European Union Trademark registration is not valid in Brazil.
  • Multinational regional registrations are not available in the country.
  • You can file an application online, in person, or by post.
  • You can access the official file online.

If your trademark has been successfully registered and it is time for you to renew it, you can start the procedure six months before the expiration date. If you do not renew on time, you will need to file a complete new application. Once renewed, it will be valid for another ten-year period starting from the previous expiration date.

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